Son admits killing mother and three siblings when he was a teen

Utah teen, 19, ADMITS shooting his mom, brother and two sisters dead when they got home from the school run in 2020: Dad survived being shot in leg before wrestling gun from him

  • Colin ‘CJ’ Haynie, 19, was 16 years old, when he went on killing spree Jan 17, 2020
  • He killed his mother, two sisters and a brother during the deadly rampage
  • His father, who was shot in leg, survived the quadruple shooting
  • The oldest brother, Danny was not home at the time of the deadly rampage   
  • Authorities said they did not have a motive
  • Haynie pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, and attempted murder on Tuesday 
  • Haynie was charged as an adult because of the seriousness of the crime
  • His sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2022 

A 19-year-old Utah man admits to going on a killing spree and fatally shooting his mother and three of his younger siblings, officials said.

Colin ‘CJ’ Haynie, 19, who was 16 at the time of the gruesome murders, pleaded guilty on Tuesday for the January 17, 2020 quadruple murder.

The four victims include the suspects mother Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52; his sisters Milan and Alexis, ages 12 and 15; and his 14-year-old brother Matthew.

Haynie’s oldest brother, Danny Haynie, was not home at the time of the shooting.

The suspect’s father was injured during the deadly ambush. He sustained a gun shot to his leg, but was the sole survivor of the deadly rampage.

On Tuesday, Colin ‘CJ’ Haynie, who goes by the name Jeffery, pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder.

Several other weapons charges were dismissed in the plea agreement, court documents show. Authorities said they did not know the motive for the killings. 

Due to the serious nature of the crime, Haynie had been charged as an adult by prosecutors. His sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2022.

In Utah, aggravated murder typically carries the possibility of the death penalty, but state prosecutors cannot seek it for people convicted of crimes that happened when they were under 18 even if their cases are moved to adult court.

Haynie is now looking at a potential prison sentence of 25 years to life for each aggravated murder conviction under state law.

Colin ‘CJ’ Haynie, 19, who was 16 at the time of the gruesome murders, pleaded guilty on Tuesday for the January 17, 2020 quadruple murder


The victims of the January 17, 2020 killing that left four family members dead 


A photo of the siblings who were killed by Haynie during the killing spree. The older brother was spared along with the father, who had been injured in the shooting 

A photo of the family before the deadly rampage during happier times. The older brother, Danny, wearing a hat, (pictured second to right on top row) and father (pictured far left) were spared. Haynie’s oldest brother, Danny was not home at the time of the shooting. The suspect’s father was injured during the deadly ambush. He sustained a gun shot to his leg, but survived

In the deadly attack, Haynie first killed his mother and one of his sisters. 

Then he waited for his other two siblings to arrive home from school before he ambushed them fatally shooting them dead. 

His father wasn’t home at the time of the gruesome killing nor was his eldest brother.   

When Haynie’s father arrived back to their home that is located in the the small town of Grantsville, near Salt Lake City, he was shot in the leg.

The pair wrestled and the father grabbed the gun. 

Once the gunman’s father subdued his son, the 16-year-old confessed that he had ‘planned to kill everyone in his family,’ authorities said.

The four victims include the suspects mother Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52; his sisters Milan and Alexis, ages 12 and 15; and his 14-year-old brother Matthew.

Haynie’s attorney, Richard Van Wagoner, said in a statement that prosecutors agreed to let his client stay in the juvenile justice system until he is 25 under a new law that went into effect this year in Utah. 

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, on Jan. 20, 2020. Colin ‘CJ’ Haynie pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to killing his mother and three siblings when he was a teenager in 2020

A candlelight vigil was held at City Park in Grantsville, Utah days after the senseless killing that left four people dead 

The caskets for Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, daughters 12-year-old Milan and 15-year-old Alexis, and 14-year-old son Matthew are carried following their funeral services on Jan. 24, 2020, in Grantsville, Utah. Colin ‘CJ’ Haynie pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to killing his mother and three siblings when he was a teenager in 2020

This will enable Jeffery Haynie to get access to education and mental health programs designed for younger people, the attorney said.

‘Jeffery has wanted to accept responsibility,’ Van Wagoner said. ‘Jeffery was a troubled teen and lacked certain abilities and resources.’

At a funeral for the family members in 2020 at their local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ congregation, Danny Haynie said that his brother, CJ Haynes was still loved and part of the family.

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