TULSA CHILD KILLING: Killer mother was ‘trying to save’ her children from abusive father

Tulsa – VIJAY SHAH via STEPHEN SORACE, Associated Press and Fox News

An American woman who shot dead her own son and tried to kill her two daughters claimed that she did it to free them from their abusive father, according to a report published in Fox News today.

Amy Leann Hall, from Tulsa, the capital of Oklahoma state, gunned down her son Kayson Toliver, aged 18. He was hit with a bullet to the head while he was sleeping at his mother’s home early on the morning of Thursday, 1st November, according to police statements. Hall also shot at her daughters in the same fashion, but they survived their injuries, with one managing to escape. Police came to the property thirty-five miles outside Tulsa, and found Toliver deceased. The mother was arrested, and claimed she carried out the shootings to protect her children from their violent father, according to an affidavit issued by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office.

 

One of the two daughters, aged 16, is still in hospital in a critical condition, Fox News stated. The other daughter, aged 14, managed to escape her mother and hid crying in a bathroom, she later told her mother she was ‘okay’ before somehow managing to get the murder weapon, a pistol, from Hall, the article stated. Hall fled the scene and sped down local roads at 100 mph before police pulled her over, according to FOX 23 Tulsa, a local media outlet. She was arrested on the scene, and police are currently piecing together a motive for the killings.

Police stated that they had received callouts in the past to the family home over ‘domestic incidents’. Hall and the children’s father had separated two years ago and were engaged in a fierce custody battle over the children. She had applied to obtain sole custody of her family, but the father had attempted to overturn that application, stating that Hall was ‘mentally unstable’ and was ‘psychologically abusive’ to her offspring.

The deceased son was remembered as an excellent student and top level American football player for his school team at Beggs High School in Tulsa. “He was a very likeable young man,” head football coach David Tenison told the World. “He had a good heart, good spirit. His smile was infectious. It just infected everyone around him. He made you want to smile.”

Hall is now charged with a single count of first-degree murder, and two counts of shooting with an intention to kill and is currently on bail. She told police that after killing her children, she had intended to take her own life. The case continues.

SOURCES:

Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984

Chris 🇺🇸, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/Chris_1791

Fox News, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/FoxNews

“Mom claims she fatally shot son, injured 2 daughters to ‘save’ them from abusive dad, authorities say” – Stephen Sorace & Associated Press, Fox News/FOX News Network, LLC. (3 November 2018) https://www.foxnews.com/us/mom-claims-she-fatally-shot-son-injured-2-daughters-to-save-them-from-abusive-dad-authorities-say?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

IMAGE CREDIT:

“File:Demo arrest, handcuffed.jpg” – Smallman12q and Oregon Department of Transportation, Wikimedia Commons (18 August 2009) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Demo_arrest,_handcuffed.jpg

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PHOTO MOMENT: My mother, my strength

Today’s post is dedicated to my Mum. Unfortunately last week she was taken to hospital after suffering a mild heart attack and severe pneumonia at the same time. The good news is that she is on the mend and the doctors and nurses are taking good care of her. It is an incredibly painful sight to witness one of the most important people in your life in such a state, but I have faith in God and in my mother because I know she is a fighter. At one point though, I and my family were really scared because my mum has never had any problem with her heart before, and because of pneumonia being a potentially life-threatening illness, but thankfully she is getting better, slowly but surely.

As a result I will probably not be blogging as much as I would normally do despite being on annual leave from work for two weeks. This is mainly because I’ll be making visits to hospital on a regular basis but also as the events of the past few days have had an effect on me. I will try to keep up a daily schedule though as much as possible.

To celebrate the special place that Mum occupies in my heart and the love and care she has always shown us. I thought to share a selection of images and quotes illustrating the joy and special significance of motherhood. It is one small way of saying “Thank you, Mum…for everything”. I’m hoping she will be given the all-clear by the end of this week, and I can show her this article. It’ll be heartwarming to see her smile again.

(c) Genie Graveline via Bill/LoveThisPic
(c) theteenagerquotes, tumblr
(c) lastlemon.com via Zaho Jolie/we(heart)it
(c) Southern Outdoor Cinema, LLC via sevipap/We Heart It
Via Inspirational Quotes – Pictures – Motivational Thoughts
(c) QuotesBuddy.com

 

(c) Hannah July/Blingee
IMAGE CREDITS:
“Mom” – Genie Graveline via Bob, LoveThisPic http://www.lovethispic.com/image/99107/mom
Mother Quotes, tumblr https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mother-quotes
News – We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/142301475/tag/mom%20quotes?context_user=zahoriri&page=4
News – We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/129855349/tag/mom%20quotes?context_user=sevipap&page=14
“Beautiful Mother quote” – Rishika Jain, Inspirational Quotes – Pictures – Motivational Thoughts/Rishika Jain Inspirations (20 January 2013) http://rishikajain.com/2013/01/20/beautiful-mother-quote/
“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Mother Quotes Graphics, Pictures/QuotesBuddy.com/Quotes Buddy – Quote Graphics http://www.quotesbuddy.com/quotes/mother-quotes/
“Share: Get Well Soon Mum!” – HannahJuly, Blingee/Blingee.com http://blingee.com/blingee/get_code/130736093?image=806914677