A 28-year-old Texas man named Ashton Neroes is facing murder charges in the deadly shooting of his wife, MTO News has learned.
And news of the alleged murder has come as a shock to thousands on social media, who viewed Ashton and Markeita McCleary as the "perfect family."
Ashton and Markeita were very active on Facebook. They routinely posted pictures of their beautiful family online. And many of their posts got hundreds of comments and thousands of likes.
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Many of the comments under Ashton posts would refer to him as the "best dad," because of his apparent commitment to his wife and children.
Ashton also frequently posted Christian scripture, which was also well received by his social media followers.
But somehow things went horribly wrong in their relationship, according to police.
On Sunday at about 5:34 p.m. in Mesquite, Texas, police found the body of 28-year-old Markeita McCleary, with multiple gunshot wounds.
Markeita was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
28-year-old Ashton Neroes, was subsequently arrested and charged with murder in connection to the shooting, police said. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
According to some social media reports, Markeita had asked Ashton for divorce shortly before she was shot and killed. The same sources told MTO News that Ashton allegedly gunned down his wife in front of their three children.
Ashton posted this cryptic Facebook post, minutes before he allegedly killed his wife: