Man's haunting last words to wife before killing daughters

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A man who shot and killed his two daughters phoned his wife at work to taunt her moments before pulling the trigger.

David Kaser, 56, killed Clarissa Kaser, 19, and Crystal ‘Grey’ Kayser, 14, on Tuesday (local time) in the family’s home in Sand Springs, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He then turned the gun on himself, Police Capt. Todd Enzbrenner told the Sand Springs Leader.

Just before 1pm, Mr Kaser had called his wife while she was at work about 20 minutes away and threatened to kill their children and himself, he said.

Clarissa Kaser, 19, (right) and Crystal ‘Grey’ Kayser, 14, (left)
Clarissa Kaser, 19, (right) and Crystal ‘Grey’ Kayser, 14, (left) were killed on Tuesday and the family’s home. Source: Tulsa World

The captain said the woman called police for help and told officers she had heard what she thought was a gunshot.

She said her husband then said “how do you like that?”

When police arrived at the home they found the three bodies and a gun inside.

Capt. Enzbrenner said he was aware of a motive but declined to release it to the public.

Mr Kaser’s wife told police the couple had been having marital problems recently and that her husband had made threats before but they weren’t as serious.

David Kaser seen left and the home where the crime was committed right.
David Kaser called his wife just moments prior to the shooting. Source: Tulsa World

Two murder-suicides in same suburb within weeks

It is the second murder-suicide in the Tulsa suburb in recent weeks.

On January 31, Staci Smith and her two children, aged 2 and 4, were found dead in a Sand Springs home in what police said was a triple murder-suicide.

Police said they believe Ms Smith’s boyfriend, Philip Ross, killed the trio before killing himself.

Capt. Enzbrenner said Ross’ mum arrived at the home in a mobile home park about 2.30pm and found her son, her grandchildren and the children’s mother dead.

Staci Smith and her kids.
On January 31, Staci Smith and her two children, aged 2 and 4, were found dead in a Sand Springs home. Source: News on 6

She had been expecting to babysit the children but had been unable to reach anyone on the phone to confirm the plan, he said.

He added that the victims’ bodies were not found in one room but were “all over the house”, Tulsa World reported.

Capt. Enzebrenner, who has been on the police force for 30 years, said he doesn’t recall ever having a quadruple homicide in Sand Springs.

A murder occurred at the same mobile home park about 16 years ago, he told the newspaper.

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