Marian, the oldest one, did ask to be shot first. The faith of their fathers really was embedded in them. … How many adults are willing to do that? Not many.
Rita Rhoads, a midwife who delivered two of the victims, told ABC News that Marian Fisher asked gunman, Charles Carl Roberts IV, to “Shoot me first.” Then Fisher’s younger sister, Barbie, who survived the shooting, asked him to “Shoot me second,” Rhoads said. The midwife also said that before he killed himself, the shooter asked the girls to pray for him because “he must have recognized the faith in them, God in them.”