Deadly Affection

Feb. 1, 2014

3600 block of Edgebrook Drive, Mesquite

8 p.m.

  • Age: 32
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Manner of Death: Shooting
  • Location: Their home
  • Address: 3600 block of Edgebrook Drive
  • City: Mesquite
  • Neighborhood's Average Household Income: $57,763
Donta Woods killed Feb. 1, 2014

Donta Woods, left, had lived with his girlfriend, Christina High, right, her sons and her father for several years. He seemed to embrace the role of stepfather to her two sons. 

But when the couple accused her father of stealing food from them, police say Scott Randall High shot Woods and then himself. Records show High, 55, had a history of violence against his ex-wife. 

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Suspect

  • Scott Randall High
  • Age: 55
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White
  • Relationship to Victim: Father of victim's girlfriend
  • Status: Committed suicide