MEREDITH Lane was the happiest she had been in years.
The couple had been married since 2011 – their wedding took place on a Jamaican cruise – but the romance ended after Ms Lane confided to her family about his drinking problem and his violence towards her.
Last week, she was hosting an American Football viewing party in Plano, Texas, with several close friends, including some who had been in her wedding party, when Hight, 32, arrived – with a gun.
He opened fire on the group, shooting his estranged wife and seven others dead. All but one died at the scene.