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Oklahoma mother sentenced to life in prison for shooting her children

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Amy Leann Hall, a 43-year-old Oklahoma mother, has been sentenced to life in prison for executing two of her children while they slept. She also shot her 14-year-old daughter in the head, who survived.

An Oklahoma mother who executed two of her children while they slept was sentenced to life in prison.

Amy Leann Hall, 43, pleaded guilty to murdering her son Kayson Toliver, 18, and daughter Khloee Toliver, 16, in November 2018, shooting them at point-blank range in their beds.

Hall also shot his 14-year-old daughter, but she survived. The killer mother then attempted to flee the scene as she led police on a daring 110mph car chase that ended with her arrest.

Following his life sentence this week, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Christopher J. Wilson said, “The horrific violence this family suffered was unimaginable and nothing will make things right.”

Amy Leann Hall, a 43-year-old Oklahoma mother, has been sentenced to life in prison for executing two of her children while they slept. She also shot her 14-year-old daughter in the head, who survived.

Amy Leann Hall, a 43-year-old Oklahoma mother, has been sentenced to life in prison for executing two of her children while they slept. She also shot her 14-year-old daughter in the head, who survived.

Kayson, 18, was shot in the head by his mother while he slept in November 2018. He was a standout senior running back on the Beggs High School football team.

Kayson, 18, was shot in the head by his mother while he slept in November 2018. He was a standout senior running back on the Beggs High School football team.

Kayson, 18, was shot in the head by his mother while he slept in November 2018. He was a standout senior running back on the Beggs High School football team.

His daughter, Kloee, 16, died from her injuries four days after she was shot and declared brain dead.

His daughter, Kloee, 16, died from her injuries four days after she was shot and declared brain dead.

His daughter, Kloee, 16, died from her injuries four days after she was shot and declared brain dead.

The night of the murders, Hall entered his son Kayson’s room while he was sleeping and shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

Kayson was a star high school football player for the Beggs High School team and was a standout player his senior year before his death.

The mother then went to another room with her daughters, ages 14 and 16, inside, and shot them both in the head.

Khloee did not die instantly and was rushed to a Tulsa hospital, where she was later declared brain dead. She died four days later from her injuries.

Hall’s 14-year-old daughter, who has not been identified, survived the shooting after the bullet grazed her head.

She then fled to a bathroom and earned praise from police when she reportedly convinced her mother to hand over the gun she planned to use on herself.

‘She kind of talked [Hall] down,” said Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Investigator Duston Todd. PEOPLE At the time. “It’s heroic to stand up to someone like that he tried to kill you.”

Hall’s son, Kayson, had a friend who stayed in his room the night of the murders, who called police to the scene at 6:30 a.m. after waking up to find the horror inside the house.

“This is something everyone woke up to,” Todd added. “Everyone was surprised.”

Kloee Toliver, 16 (left), and her brother Kayson Toliver, 18, were shot to death.

Kloee Toliver, 16 (left), and her brother Kayson Toliver, 18, were shot to death.

Kloee Toliver, 16 (left), and her brother Kayson Toliver, 18, were shot to death.

Hall opened fire on his children, shooting to death his son Kayson Toliver, 18, who was a senior running back on the Beggs High School football team, and wounding his two daughters.

Hall opened fire on his children, shooting to death his son Kayson Toliver, 18, who was a senior running back on the Beggs High School football team, and wounding his two daughters.

He was a senior soccer star.

He was a senior soccer star.

Hall said she opened fire on her children to save them from her allegedly “abusive” husband, claims that have not been corroborated according to officials.

One of Kayson's friends who was sleeping in the same room where he was shot called police to Nuyaka's house (pictured).

One of Kayson's friends who was sleeping in the same room where he was shot called police to Nuyaka's house (pictured).

One of Kayson’s friends who was sleeping in the same room where he was shot called police to Nuyaka’s house (pictured).

After shooting her children, Hall fled the scene and led police on a high-speed chase at 110 mph for four miles, which ended with the mother in custody.

Hall initially told police she did not know why she had shot her children, and her ex-husband had previously claimed she suffered from serious psychological problems.

However, she later claimed that she killed her children to save them from her ex-husband, who she claimed was abusive. Todd told People that these claims have not been substantiated.

The couple had been embroiled in a bitter custody dispute since 2016, two years before the murders.

Behind bars since the crimes, Hall pleaded guilty to the murders in November 2022.

Following his life sentence this week, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Wilson said, ‘The horrific violence this family suffered was unimaginable and nothing will make things right.’

‘However, justice requires careful consideration of all the facts, including the interests of the surviving victim. Based on these considerations, the United States recommended that life imprisonment be imposed in this case.’

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