16-year-old girl dies five days after mom shoots her and brother in attempted triple homicide
Authorities said the mom also fatally shot her 18-year-old son, Kayson Toliver, the same morning while he was asleep in his room
According to multiple outlets, 16-year-old Kloee Toliver of Oklahoma has died five days after being allegedly shot in the head by her mother. Tulsa World reported that Kloee was declared brain dead on Monday before she passed away the following day.
While Kloee is gone, her memories will live forever. Doctors said she has saved eight lives after her organs were donated to those in need. Speaking with KTUL, child and family therapist Ebony Skillens said: "With the donation of those organs there's still hope, there's still life in that community and there are people who were affected and actually able to benefit from those organs."
Amy Leann Hall allegedly shot her 18-year-old son Kayson in the head before turning the gun on Kloee. Both were asleep during the incident, which occurred on November 1. While Kayson died on the spot, authorities claim that the 39-year-old, after shooting Kloee, fired at her 14-year-old daughter who was in the same room with Kloee. The bullet reportedly grazed the girl in the head and neck area. During the incident, the youngest daughter escaped to the bathroom and was able to convince her mother to turn over the firearm. Authorities have not released her identity for legal reasons.
In a conversation with People, Okmulgee County sheriff’s investigator Duston Todd said: "She kind of talked [Hall] down. That is heroic to face somebody like that who tried to kill you."
At around 6.20 am on Thursday, Kayson's friend, who was staying over and sleeping in his room, dialed 911. "This is something they all woke up to," Todd said. "This seems like a spur-of-the-moment thing. No one was expecting it. Everybody was surprised." According to Todd, Hall left the family's residence after the shooting and was taken into custody after a four-mile, high-pursuit police chase on a local highway.
Hall is being held without bond in Oklahoma and is scheduled for a court appearance on November 29 after she was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent. While is it unclear if she has retained an attorney who can comment on her behalf, she has not yet entered a plea deal. Meanwhile, the 14-year-old remains in good health at this time.
Hall's charges were modified after Kloee's death to include another count of first-degree murder. The attempted triple homicide was called an "indescribable act of violence" by Todd. "It is just pure evil," he said.
Hall initially told authorities she didn't know why she shot her kids, according to a probable cause affidavit. However, she later revealed that she thought she was defending them from her estranged husband. She then went on to accuse him of a range of criminal acts which he allegedly engaged in during their contentious divorce. "Some part of me thought I was saving them," she was reported to have said.