Amanda Lee Simpson, 29, was the sole
survivor of the rampage that also left her boyfriend dead. She had been in the
hospital for a gunshot wound, she said in a Facebook Live video from her
hospital bed shortly after the shooting.
Officials said her ex-husband, Justin
Tyler Painter, 39, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chin after he
shot the others.
Seth Richardson, Simpson's boyfriend,
died of a gunshot wound to his face. The three children, Drake Painter, 4;
Caydence Painter, 6; and Odin Painter, 8, each died of multiple gunshot wounds,
according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.
posted three live videos on Facebook from the hospital, sharing with
friends how she was recovering from her wounds and grieving for her
children and boyfriend. In one of the videos posted Thursday morning, she said
her ex-husband "couldn't accept that I made a decision to make myself
She criticized the judge who presided
over her divorce with Painter, saying her concerns about her ex-husband's
mental instability went unheard. Judge Nancy Berger said the couple waived
contested divorce hearings, so there was no opportunity for a judge to hear the
concerns Simpson referred to in one of her videos.
initiated the divorce with Simpson in August; it was finalized in March.
Court records show Painter obtained a temporary restraining order against
Simpson during the divorce to prevent her from contacting him.
Simpson was ordered to pay child
support to Painter. Both parents cared for and spent time with their three
children, court records show.
Claire Z. Cardona contributed to this report.