Grant County Sheriff: Triple shooting was murder-suicide

Boy showing 'positive signs of healing'

The Grant County Sheriff says the shooting of a woman and her two children in Monfort was a murder-suicide.

Jaxon Slaight died in the Jan. 2 shootings, and 27-year-old Morgan Slaight and her son, Joseph, were taken to UW Hospital in Madison where Morgan died Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Nate Dreckman said Slaight and two of her children had been living with her sister in Monfort. He said Morgan Slaight left the house for an hour that day and mailed insurance claim paperwork to an attorney in Tulsa. The insurance claim dealt with car accident in Tulsa a year ago.

Morgan had been working as normal for weeks prior to the shooting, according to Dreckmam. He said prior to the shooting, Morgan had been treated for emergency detention and taken to Winnebago Mental Health facility.

The sheriff said a forensic pathologist determined the injuries to Morgan Slaight were consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her death was ruled a suicide by the Grant County Coroner.

Dreckman said the death of Jaxon is ruled a homicide and injury to Joseph is ruled an attempted homicide. He said Joseph is showing signs of improvement and “positive signs of healing.”

Deputies responded to a call of gunshot wounds inside 305 E. Main St. in Montfort after 3 p.m. Jan. 2 and found three victims inside the residence.

Jaxon was pronounced dead at the scene.