Texas shooting survivor thanks friends for support

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
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HOUSTON, Texas (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - In Texas, the teenage survivor of a shooting that killed her parents and four siblings is thanking her community for their support.

15-year-old Cassidy Stay joined friends and neighbors at a memorial in Spring, Texas on Saturday morning.

Balloons were released for the six victims of Wednesday's shooting.

The 15-year-old spoke to the crowd, quoting an inspirational saying from Harry Potter.

"In 'The Prizoner of Azkaban,' Dumbledore says, 'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'" she said. "I know that my mom, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca, and Zach are in a much better place and that I'll be able to see them again one day. Thank you all for coming and showing your support for me and my family. Stay strong."

Ronald Lee Haskell is accused of shooting Cassidy's parents and siblings 'execution style.'

He is charged with capital murder.

Cassidy suffered a skull fracture and lost part of a finger in the shooting.

She says she survived by playing dead, and calling 9-1-1 after the gunman left.

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