Deadly Dads | The Patel, Haight, & Crayton Families

True Crime Society

Feb 9 2023 • 1 hr 1 min

On January 2, 2023, Dr Dharmesh Patel was driving his Tesla in Northern California.  In the vehicle were his wife Neha, and their two young children.   Exactly what happened is largely unknown, but Dharmesh allegedly steered the vehicle off the road and over a 300 foot cliff.  Miraculously, the entire family survived the incident.  As they were being rescued, Neha told paramedics that Dharmesh had deliberately tried to kill the entire family.

Join us for this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast as we discuss three cases of men who either attempted to kill or were successful in killing their families.

Michael and Tausha Haight had been married for over 20 years.  There had been some incidents where police were called to the family home in the past in relation to Michael’s behavior, but no charges were ever filed.  In December 2022, Tausha filed for divorce.  On January 4, 2023, Michael’s daughter Macie texted a friend to say that her dad was acting weird.  When neighbors got to the Haight house, the found Michael and Tausha and their five children dead.  Tausha’s mother had also been murdered.  Was the divorce the final straw for Michael?

Actor Robert Crayton was experiencing a mental health crisis.  He had been involuntarily committed in the past.  On January 7, 2023, Robert’s oldest child ran screaming from the family home in North Carolina.  Robert had murdered his wife and three of their children before he turned the gun on himself.

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