Family Forced to Say Good-Bye

By Camaron Abundes  
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Family and friends must say goodbye to Kelsei Weaver, 22, after an apparent murder suicide in Odessa. Police are still investigating the shooting but Corporal Sherrie Carruth, Public Information Officer with the Odessa Police Department said Tuesday they suspect Weaver's husband, Jarret Wesley Weaver, 23, pulled the trigger and then turned the gun on himself.

"She would have finished school, would have gotten her Masters degree, would have had a family and animals. She was only 22 and that's never going to happen," Laura Golden, Kelsei Weaver's aunt, said.

Weaver attended Odessa College, where she was working on a nursing degree. Family and friends say she also had two jobs and was well liked.

"I've known her since we were little girls playing barbie dolls and we went to college at Angelo State," Cousin Tatum Doan, said.  "She was my cousin, but also one of my really close friends too."

Kelsei Weaver's manager at Harrigan's told NewsWest 9, she was well liked and made many friends during the short time she worked at the Odessa restaurant.

"She had a big heart and she loved her family and friends a lot," Doan said. "We know she's watching over us now, but she's not here."

Kelsei Miller attended Rankin High School, and married Jarret Wesley Weaver in the summer of 2007. A little over a year later, family and friends must say good-bye.

"Anything is possible but I never thought it would ever end like that," Doan said.

Weaver's family said the couple's relationship changed after they married. They say Jarret Weaver became abusive. The couple even went to counseling.