An Oklahoma teen tragically passed away Tuesday, succumbing to gunshot wounds inflicted by her mother.
Amy Hall, 38, allegedly admitted to shooting her three kids while they were asleep, including her sixteen-year old daughter who was left brain-dead by her injuries and her teenage son, who was also fatally shot. The shooting took place last Thursday at a home in Nyuaka, a town 35 miles southwest of Tulsa.
Hall was arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of intent to kill, which was updated to two counts of murder after her daughter died on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma mother fatally shoots daughter
Police responded to a 911 call on the morning of November 1 from a family friend who was staying at the family’s house. They arrived to find a bloody scene: the body of 18-year old Kayson Toliver, and two teenage girls with gunshot wounds.
Sixteen-year-old Kloee Toliver was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. A 14-year-old daughter was injured, but stable. They were brought to a hospital in Tulsa, but the son was declared dead at the scene. He was a senior in high school and a running back for the football team.
Kloee was declared brain dead by doctors on Monday and was placed on life support until her organs could be donated. She was declared dead on Tuesday.
“It is with sad news that we must confirm that on the evening of November 6, 2018 16 Year old Kloee Toliver succumbed to her injuries received during the events that transpired on November 1, 2018 at her Nuyaka residence,” a statement from the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office said.
Suspect “so sorry”
Hall allegedly admitted to the shooting and told the district attorney that she was “so sorry” for what she “had done.” She said that she shot her son in the head while he was asleep and then shot Kloee, which startled her 14-year old daughter out of bed. She shot at her youngest daughter but the bullet hit the wall while the girl ran to the bathroom, and then the girl wrested the gun from her mother.
Hall, who said later that she had intended to shoot herself, then fled the scene, but was apprehended after leading law enforcement on a four-mile high-speed pursuit, according to law enforcement.
Hall told authorities that she thought she was saving her kids from her estranged husband, who was not present at the time of the shooting. According to court records, there was a child custody dispute with the father, who Hall accused of being violent and threatening towards the family. But the father said that Hall was mentally unstable and abusive to her kids.
“Any event like this is a tragedy,” said Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice. “Almost 33 years on this job, this is the second scene I’ve been to where children are the victims at the hands of a parent. It’s exceptionally tragic.”
Hall is in custody at the Okmulgee County Jail.