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    Faculty and parents gather outside Lemm Elementary School after placing ribbons on the trees in honor of those killed in a multiple shooting Thursday in Spring, Texas.

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    Neighbor Kristen Breelove pauses after leaving flowers on the porch of a home Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Spring, Texas. where six family members were shot to death the night before. he Harris County Sheriff’s Office says Ronald Lee Haskell was booked Thursday on a capital murder/multiple murders charge and held without bond. Authorities believe Haskell fatally shot two adults and four children on Wednesday night and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, who called 911. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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    Patti Beller prays Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Spring, Texas, outside the home that was the scene of a multiple shooting the night before. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Lee Haskell was booked Thursday on a capital murder/multiple murders charge and held without bond. Authorities believe Haskell fatally shot two adults and four children on Wednesday night and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, who called 911. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) MANDATORY CREDIT

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    Ronald Lee Haskell

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    A family who identified themselves as friends of the victims, pause on the porch Thursday after placing flowers and a framed photograph at the door of the home where a gunman killed six people Wednesday in Spring, Texas.

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SPRING, Texas — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife’s family, including four children, has collapsed in court as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.

A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge today during a probable cause hearing when he fell to the ground. Deputies lifted him to his feet and the 33-year-old Haskell stood for about another minute before collapsing again.

He was lifted into a chair and wheeled from the courtroom. His court-appointed attorney, Doug Durham, says it appeared Haskell fainted. He says Haskell is being treated at the Harris County jail.

Durham says the defense will focus on Haskell’s mental health.

Authorities say Haskell was searching for his ex-wife Wednesday when he shot the family in their suburban Houston home.

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