Saturday, 8 July 2017

Oklahoma dad 'murdered daughter, 22, wiped up blood and tried to bury himself in dirt' after telling 911 she committed suicide

 The Oklahoma father accused of shooting his daughter then telling 911 she'd committed suicide allegedly acted bizarrely when police arrived to investigate.

Police were called to the Norman, Oklahoma home of Ronald 'Ronnie' McMullen, 43, on June 29 after he told authorities that daughter Kailee Jo Hooker, 22, had shot herself 'in the face'.

When they got there, officers found he had wiped up blood in the kitchen, even though her body was lying in the entryway, according to an affidavit - and then he tried to bury himself, NewsOK reported. 

According to the affidavit police arrived at the home on the 1700 block of Abe Martin Drive, to find McMullen's wife, Karen Hooker McMullan, giving the young woman CPR.
Officers took over CPR duties on Kailee - whose surname was given as Hooker in official documents - until it was clear that she was dead.

Kailee's body was in the home's entryway, and a blood-splattered .357 revolver was found on a side table.
Her father was also covered in blood, and stared blankly when the police asked what happened, cops claim.
When police ventured further into the home found that McMullen had been trying to mop up blood in the home's kitchen, the affidavit said.

And when they tried to take pictures of the blood-drenched dad he attempted to wipe it off himself with a towel despite repeated demands that he stop, it alleged.
The towel was snatched away from McMullen, who then tried to use his hands until he was physically restrained, the report said.

After the photos were taken, McMullen's behavior reached bizarre extremes, as the man allegedly went to the entryway of the home, which borders a grassy front lawn, and 'lay down in the dirt,'
He then 'began covering himself in dirt while rubbing the shoes he was wearing on the concrete entryway,' the affidavit claimed.

He then dug a small hole, covering himself in soil, the report said.
McMullen was arrested on Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in her death.
The affidavit said that Kailee had been living at home on and off prior to her death, but had a deeply unhappy relationship with her father, friends told police.

They told officers that in April McMullen had slapped her until her mother pulled a gun on him to make him stop.
And two of her friends told police that he had molested her when she was younger.

School and Department of Human Services records showed that an investigation took place but no charges were filed, the affidavit claimed.
McMullen has been booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center and is facing first degree murder charges.

Prior to his arrest, police had said they were treating the young woman's death as 'suspicious'. Police said they are still investigating but do not expect to arrest anyone else in connection with her death.

An obituary published in the Norman Transcript on Monday - just two days before her father's arrest - said Kailee 'cherished her family and always had time for them'.   
'Kailee had a zest for life and a bubbly personality, was quick witted, and had a quirky sense of humor,' her obituary read.

'Always the entertainer, she loved making people laugh and was famous for the elaborate costumes she would put together when the occasion arose. 
'Kailee was a good and loyal friend, and all who knew her were better for it.'
She was religious and grew up attending Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church. 
Kailee was working as an EMT and at a plasma donation clinic in Norman when she was killed.

She graduated from Norman High School in 2013 where she was a Varsity cheerleading captain, before attending Bible college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  
'Kailee had a passion for helping people and loved animals,' her obituary read. 



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