Stephen Clare, 50, is accused of shooting his ex-wife and stabbing their two daughters. 11-month-old Willow Clare died from her injuries.
SAN ANTONIO — Trigger warning: details of this story are graphic.
For the first time, a San Antonio mother who survived a deadly domestic violence attack is opening to KENS 5.
Mariah Gardner hopes her story will save others from suffering a similar fate.
On April 10, police say Stephen Clare shot his ex-wife near her Alamo Heights home and stabbed their two daughters. 11-month-old Willow Clare died from her injuries.
“He wanted to continue the relationship, I did not,” said Gardner. “He was still trying to win me back. That morning, he dropped off flowers and a card. It basically said, ‘I still love you, let this day start our second chance.’ I said, ‘I really appreciate it,’ but gently told him no.”
Gardner says Clare never hit her … until he tried to kill her.
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