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Shooting victim recalls night of murders

Monday - 2/14/2011, 7:07am  ET

Hood Road tribute (WTOP Photo/Neal Augenstein)
A tribute is seen outside the Hood Road home. (WTOP Photo/Neal Augenstein)
Neal Augenstein, wtop.com

MANASSAS, Va. -- The shooting has stopped at Tina Corum's townhouse on Hood Road in Manassas, but the grief and support are very evident.

Balloons, flowers and scrawled condolences on poster-sized cardboard are now attached to the wooden fence in front of the home Corum shared with her five children, her boyfriend and father of her children Billy Ashcraft, and his mother Brenda.

In a telephone interview from her hospital bed, Corum tearfully described to InsideNova.com the shooting that killed Ashcraft and his mother, allegedly by Brenda Ashcraft's boyfriend Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro.

Reyes is charged with three counts counts of first degree murder and could face the death penalty. Minutes after the shootings at Corum's home, Reyes went to a nearby friend's home, and shot him in the head.

Corum says Thursday, hours before the shooting, Reyes was fingering a revolver and had been drinking. Corum says she told Reyes to leave.

Later that evening, Reyes returned. When Corum wouldn't let him in, she says he began shooting.

Corum's 15-year-old daughter was wounded, but has been discharged from the hospital.

After his arrest, police learned Reyes is an illegal immigrant, who had been ordered deported to El Salvador in 2002.

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