The man who killed five people in Manchester planned his attack. Illinois State Police say Rick Smith (pictured) stayed within 25 miles of Manchester in the time leading up to the slaying. He broke into a home on East Street last Wednesday and shot everyone inside, including a six-year-old who survived the ordeal.
Police say Smith had been involved in an ongoing domestic dispute with 65-year-old Jo Ann Sinclair, who was his daughter's grandmother. Smith was under the impression that Sinclair was interfering in a custody battle for his child, who was not in the home where the others were killed. Smith was killed in a gunfight with police a few hours after he killed the family.