Did a custody battle inspire Oklahoma mother, Amy Leann Hall to open gunfire on her three children? Kayson Toliver i’d as fatal victim, sister- Kloee Toliver remains in critical.
An Oklahoma mother has been arrested after allegedly shooting dead her 18 year old son and wounding her two teen daughters.
Taken into custody was Amy Leann Hall, 39, of rural town, Nuyaka, after the mom opening gunfire on her three children at the ‘family’ home, Thursday morning.
The woman now faces one charge of first degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
Identified as the fatal victim was Kayson Toliver, 18, a senior running back on the Beggs High School football team.
Kayson’s sister, Kloee Toliver was reported in critical condition, while his second sister, whose identity was not yet revealed as being in stable condition. All three teen siblings attended Beggs High School in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma– authorities told in a released statement reported USA Today.
Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said that Hall is believed to be the biological mother of at least one of the teens.
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When cops arrived Hall was driving away from the scene and only brought in after sheriff’s deputies pursued and detained her.
‘She left the home and we were able to get her pulled over as she was traveling…and get her into custody,’ Sheriff Rice said to Tulsa World.
The mother was then transported to Okmulgee County Jail.
The motive behind the triple shooting is still under investigation but deputies revealed they were called to the house multiple times in the past due to domestic issues.
No arrests were ever made from those prior incidents.
Hall previously pleaded guilty to a minor larceny charge in 2014.
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Sheriff Rice said that the father of the victims was not in the home at the time of the incident.
‘This is tragic. Nobody wants this to happen in their county, in their towns, around their family and friends,’ Rice said at a press conference Thursday.
‘We do not have a motive at this time. We’re still investigating this,’ he added.
According to online court records, Hall was in the middle of a two-year custody battle with the father of her children.
Last month Hall alleged the man, who had been granted partial custody, sent ‘threatening and inappropriate’ text messages to their son. She also alleged he would show up at their home ‘at all hours of the night.’
In June 2016, the man claimed that Hall was mentally unstable and was psychologically abusive.
The sheriff said authorities don’t believe anyone else was involved in the shootings and that there is no threat to the community.