On March 27, 2008, Greg Coontz, 14, and his little sister Nikki, age 10, were shot & killed by their mother, Gail Coontz, as they slept. Gail then left the house & took a hostage at the college she was attending. Gail Coontz was charged with 2 counts of murder and terroristic threats. She plead guilty and was sentenced to 25 years to life. Gail Coontz reasoned her childrens murder with wanting to send them to their deceased father in heaven.