Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cries For Help Ignored

Another policing story this evening.

A Central Florida woman whose 17-year-old daughter was killed in a murder-suicide apparently committed by her ex-boyfriend said the teen was told by police to stop calling for help or she'd be arrested.

She was shot in the head by her ex outside her home before he killed himself.

Hall's mother, Sherry, said her daughter was concerned about Coffner and informed police. In fact, Hall said her daughter called police so much that on Jan. 15 they threatened her."The police officer said if you call us one more time on him, I'm going to arrest you both," Sherry Hall said. "So, the day she died, she knew she couldn't talk to police. So, she handled it herself."

I guess we'll never know now if the police could have saved this young woman's life by taking her concerns and pleas for help more seriously.

1 comment:

chris horton said...

All the more reason to call 911 LAST, OR NOT AT ALL. WHAT A TRADGEDY.....