Jeffrey Langford streamed the bloody scene (above) after his mother died at his home in North Salt Lake, Utah
A man from Utah was arrested after he shot his mother and streamed the horrific aftermath on Facebook Live.
Jeffrey Antonio Langford was detained after the police were called to his home in North Salt Lake, Utah on Saturday.
Officers responded to a call at about 7.30 p.m. about a woman – 45-year-old Graciela Holker – who reportedly committed suicide.
Reportedly, the police also received a message in the social media from a man in the apartment saying that a woman had killed herself and that the caller would shoot himself.
More than three Facebook Live videos & Langford seemed to be telling the camera, smeared with blood, that his mother found himself & # 39; in the face & # 39; shot, but was not dead and that he had to do the job & # 39; to stop her suffering.
One video showed the woman seemingly dead while holding her head to the camera before he said while crying & # 39; would not go to jail & # 39 ;, Deseret News reported.
In interviews with the police, the 24-year-old said his mother first cut her own throat before turning a gun on herself three times. Langford initially told the police that he had never touched the gun.
But then he admitted that he had shot her because he didn't want her to be in pain or a vegetable, according to the statement.
Graciela Holker with her 24-year-old son Jeffrey Langford. He called the police to claim that his mother shot himself in the face of their house three times
When officers arrived on the scene, Langford is said to have left the apartment, covered with what appeared to be blood and showing signs of intoxication & # 39 ;.
An officer wrote in a sworn statement: & # 39; Jeffrey had a reddish-brown substance on his face and clothing that looked like blood. & # 39;
Langford claimed that his mother had been drinking and shot himself in the head, but researchers said the three videos published online showed that his mother could not manipulate a firearm and shot another shot at her head. # 39 ;.
Holker was found dead in the apartment between her couch and coffee table and suffered at least one gunshot wound, near where a gun was found, police said.
Allegedly Langford reported conflicting information to the police, telling officers when they found casings in his room that he & # 39; removed the gun from Holker & # 39; s hand, unloaded the used casings, and reloaded the turret & # 39 ;, according to local media.
He also told the police that he feared Holker would shoot him because the couple had been drinking together and he had taken the calming Klonopin, according to ABC4.
Jeffrey Langford was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, and a crime of carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Graciela Holker died on Saturday night of at least one gunshot wound in her apartment complex in North Salt Lake, Utah, (above)
Investigators said when they asked Langford what had happened at the end of his video: "He paused, but later admitted that he had shot her after the video," police said.
He reportedly told officers that he had posted the Facebook video & # 39; s as & # 39; a call for help & # 39; and that he would kill himself, that was why the gun was again in the tense position.
An officer wrote in the police report: & # 39; The gun was in the victim's right hand; however, it was not consistent with a suicide.
& # 39; I asked him to tell me more. Jeffrey said his mother shot himself before him … but she was alive and in pain.
& # 39; Jeffrey said he didn't want her to be in pain or a vegetable, so he shot her in the back of the head once while she was alive. & # 39;
Langford was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, and a felony count of carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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