Haunting last words of wife to ex-husband before he shot her and seven pals dead

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THE estranged wife of a Texan who stormed into a football viewing party and killed her and seven pals asked him “did you really have to do this?” before he shot her.

Meredith Hight, 27, was divorcing Spencer Hight after six years of marriage and had friends over when he burst in on September 10 and opened fire.

 Meredith Hight and Spencer Hight pictured in happier times

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Meredith Hight and Spencer Hight pictured in happier times
 Spencer stormed into a party Meredith was hosting and killed her and seven guests

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Spencer stormed into a party Meredith was hosting and killed her and seven guests
 Darryl Hawkins was killed in the shocking attack

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Darryl Hawkins was killed in the shocking attack
 Anthony Cross was also a victim as the group watched football together

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Anthony Cross was also a victim as the group watched football together

A witness in the garden heard Meredith plead for her life before gunshots rang out, according to court documents obtained by the Daily News.

She had filed for divorce in July and had told her parents her husband, 32, had been physically aggressive towards her.

He is reported to have developed a drinking problem after losing his job.

The pair had recently stopped living together and Meredith had filed for divorce citing”discord or conflict of personalities”.

Meredith had decided to host the party as the first gathering on her own and her mother told WFAA 8 “Spencer didn’t take it well”.

The victims were Anthony ‘Tony’ Cross, 33, Olivia Deffner, 24, James Dunlop, 29, Darryl William Hawkins, 22, Myah Bass, 28, and Caleb Edwards, 25.

 James Dunlop, 29 (left) and 31-year-old Rion Morgan died in the attack

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James Dunlop, 29 (left) and 31-year-old Rion Morgan died in the attack
 Olivia Deffner was one of the eight people killed

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Olivia Deffner was one of the eight people killed
 She had filed for divorce in July and had told her parents her husband had been aggressive before

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She had filed for divorce in July and had told her parents her husband had been aggressive before
 The pair had recently stopped living together and Meredith had filed for divorce

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The pair had recently stopped living together and Meredith had filed for divorce
 Mereditch was hosting the first solo party she had had since the pair separated

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Mereditch was hosting the first solo party she had had since the pair separated

A ninth victim, Carly Shockey, was hospitalised in serious condition.

Spencer was shot dead by a cop shortly after the attack.

He was found with a handgun in his waistband, and a rifle magazine was found in the hallway.

At his flat police found a semi-automatic rifle, more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition, 481 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, two ounces of marijuana and other drugs.

In a separate case the mystery of a mum offered flowers and then shot dead by a clown carrying balloons could finally be solved 27 years later after cops arrested her husband’s new wife.

Marlene Warren, 40, was shot in the face at point blank range by a jester wearing an orange wig in a bizarre murder that puzzled America for decades.

Sheila Keen Warren, now 54, was traced to Washington County, Virginia, more than 800 miles from the crime scene, and arrested on Tuesday.

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