|Jonathan Walker, 34, Shantai Hale (wife), 7-year-old daughter Kayla and 12-year-old sister, Christina|
The Queens dad who massacred his family Saturday blasted his baby mama to death in a fit of jealousy and shot his two daughters because he’d rather see them die than go into foster care after the attack, sources said.
Jonathan Walker, 34, was overheard at a liquor store the night before the attack, telling anyone who would listen that he was convinced his common-law wife, Shantai Hale, was being unfaithful.
“He believed she may have been cheating on him — possibly with more than one person,” a law enforcement source said. “He went and got drunk that night before heading home.”
After pounding drinks, Walker skipped his nightclub security gig Friday evening. Flowing with liquid courage, the murderous man instead showed up around 5:30 a.m. Saturday at his gal pal’s Springfield Gardens home, where he methodically executed 7-year-old daughter Kayla and badly wounded her 12-year-old sister, Christina.
“He wanted to kill the two kids because he didn’t want them in foster care” after he killed their mom, a source said.
Walker then went to another bedroom and fatally shot Hale, 31, and her mother, Viola Warren, before committing suicide in his parked car at JFK Airport.
“He destroyed a whole family,” said Hale’s cousin Joseph Simmons. “There are no words to describe how angry the family is. He is a loser. He is a coward.”
Christina survived the rampage and managed to dial 911 to explain her father’s barbaric deed. She even opened the door for first responders.
Relatives said Christina is in a medically induced coma and undergoing intensive care following surgery that involved cutting open her skull to ease brain swelling.
“The doctors are hopeful,” said the girl’s uncle, Silford Warren. “Thank God the bullet passed through the part of her head that it did. She moved her head backward at just the right moment when [her father] fired and that probably saved her life.”
12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;
14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenthpart of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD:
17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:
18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:
EPHESIANS 5: 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;