Amy Hall, 38, was arrested after police were called to her home in Nuyaka, north-west of Oklahoma City, last Thursday morning
An Oklahoma mother accused of killing her 18-year-old son and wounding her two daughters told police she shot them in their heads while they were sleeping to protect them from their father.
Amy Hall, 38, was arrested after police were called to her home in Nuyaka, north-west of Oklahoma City, last Thursday morning.
Her 18-year-old son Kayson Toliver was found dead when Okmulgee County Sheriff’s deputies arrived.
Hall told investigators that she shot Kayson while he slept in his bed early that morning, according to a police affidavit.
The mother also said in the affidavit that she shot her 16-year-old daughter in the head while she slept. That daughter remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Hall tried to shoot her 14-year-old daughter as well, but she escaped into a bathroom and began crying.
Hall said her younger daughter told her ‘it was okay’ before leaving the bathroom and taking the gun from her mother.
Her 18-year-old son Kayson Toliver was found dead when deputies arrived. Hall told investigators that she shot Kayson while he slept in his bed early that morning
The mother-of-three told police she had intended to take her own life after killing her children, but the plan was interrupted when the 14-year-old took the gun.
A fourth person, an 18-year-old man who was sharing a bed with Tolliver, was not harmed and Hall said in the affidavit she had not planned on shooting him.
After shooting her children, Hall fled the scene and drove for several miles at over 100mph before finally stopping and being taken into custody.
Authorities are still investigating a motive but Hall said ‘some part’ of her was trying to protect her children from who she claimed was an abusive father.
Hall and the children’s father, Gennaro Toliver, were separated and had been engaged in a two-year custody battle.
After shooting her children, Hall fled the home (pictured above) and drove for several miles at over 100mph before finally stopping and being taken into custody
Last month, Hall filed an emergency order asking for temporary sole custody of the children.
In 2016, the father had claimed that Hall was mentally unstable and was psychologically abusive to the children.
Hall has been preliminarily charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
Bond has been set for $500,000 each for the shooting charges but no bond has been set for the murder charge.
Halls son Kayson was a senior running back on the Beggs High School football team.
The football team plans to honor the slain student at this week’s game.