Utah Man Went Out and Bought More Ammo, Posted on Wife’s Facebook Page After Killing Her, In-Laws

A Utah man arrested in the deaths of his wife and in-laws was formally charged Thursday with three counts of aggravated murder and could be facing the death penalty.

Jeremy Bailey called 911 on May 19 and told dispatchers “that he had shot his wife, his mother-in-law, his father-in-law, and three of the four family dogs,” charging documents say, according to KSL.

First responders found Anastasia Stevens, 36; Becky Stevens, 61; and Donald Stevens, 73, dead from gunshot wounds in the Layton home’s upstairs. The two women were shot twice, Donald Stevens once, according to the charges.

Bailey was still on the phone with dispatchers when officers arrived. He was arrested without further incident.

“While in a holding cell, Bailey said, ‘I can’t believe I did it,” the charging documents say.

The documents further say that Bailey went to Sportsman’s Warehouse and bought a box of 9 mm hollow point ammunition and posted about what happened on his wife’s Facebook page “before calling 911 to tell operators what he’d done.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the message on Anastasia Stevens’ Facebook page read, “MASSACRE SUICIDE Jeremy Bailey JUST KILLED EVERYONE Becky Stevens Don Stevens AND 3 OF THE 4 DOGS.” The post was made near the same time as the 911 call, just before 10 a.m.

Prosecutors are requesting no bail, KSL said.

“At no point did he show remorse for his actions,” they wrote. “The defendant instead asked police if they thought this would ‘hit the news.’ There are no conditions of release possible to protect the public as the defendant has shown a complete disregard for human and animal life.”

Bailey has also been charged with two counts of firing a gun causing serious injury and three counts of torture of a companion animal.

The Stevenses were visiting Utah from their home in Nevada. Becky Stevens was Anastasia’s stepmother; Don Stevens was her father.

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[Featured image: Anastasia Stevens, left, Becky and Don Stevens/Facebook]