Man Kills His Wife and Her New Boyfriend Just Months After Marriage

Rex Goodell, a 26-year-old from Lincoln, Nebraska, tragically took the lives of his wife, Emily Goodell, 23, and her new boyfriend, Hayes Morgheim, 23, on June 4, 2023, in an act of domestic violence.

Having married Emily just 72 days prior, the two had two children together before Rex tracked her to the Morgheim residence.

At approximately 2:15 a.m., the violent incident began unfolding when Rex fired shots at Hayes outside the house. He subsequently barged into the home, fatally shooting Emily and Morgheim before turning the gun on himself.

The couple had been wed for 72 days, yet Rex was vocal about his deep affection for his wife on social media. He frequently referred to himself as the “Clyde to her Bonnie” and expressed his view that she was his “soulmate” and “best friend.”

This horrific crime serves as a reminder of how real and how widespread domestic violence can be. It’s heartbreaking to think that Emily Goodell never felt truly safe in her home and that the new relationship she embarked on cost them their lives.

The tragedy has left an entire community in deep shock, mourning the sudden loss of two young lives. In response, a wake for Hayes Morgheim has been planned for Friday. Those so moved will also have the opportunity to take part in a celebration of life service on Saturday morning.