Meleanie Hain’s mother, Jenny Stanley, told WGAL-TV that the children, ages 2, 6 and 10, were “hanging in there.” “I’m devastated,” Stanley said.
The plot revolves around the titular Smiley killer, the subject of an Internet myth.
Supposedly, if a person on a Chat Roulette-style website types the phrase "I did it for the lulz" three times, their chat partner will be murdered by a killer called Smiley, so named because he mutilated his own face by stitching his own eyes shut and carved his mouth into a smile, before they themselves are killed.
A college student named Ashley (Gerard) becomes roommates with Proxy (Papalia), Ashley decides to go to a party where she meets Zane (Allen), Mark (Turner) and Binder (Dawson), who is mocked by his classmates for having reported a case of pedophilia, earning him the nickname Pedobear.
The couple's three children were home at the time of the shooting but were not hurt.
Police did not say whether any of them witnessed the shootings.
Ashley goes to his house to check on him, only to find him shot dead with a handgun he purchased for self-defense.