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Transcript of Laney's 911 Call

TRANSCRIPT OF 911 CALL

DEE LANEY

OPERATOR: Smith County 911, what is your emergency?

MS. LANEY: Yes, I just killed my boys (inaudible).

OPERATOR: Ma’am did what?

MS. LANEY: I just killed my boys.

OPERATOR: What is your address?

MS. LANEY: (LANEY RESPONDS)

OPERATOR: (OPERATOR VERIFIES ADDRESS)

MS. LANEY: Yes, sir.

OPERATOR: What is your name, ma’am?

MS. LANEY: Dee Laney.

OPERATOR: Laney, L-A-N-E-Y?

MS. LANEY: Yes, sir.

OPERATOR: Dee?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: What is your phone number, Dee?

MS. LANEY: 5**-****, but I'm not going to answer it if you call.

OPERATOR: Where are your boys at?

MS. LANEY: They're outside.

OPERATOR: Outside where, ma’am?

MS. LANEY: In the front yard.

OPERATOR: What did you use?

MS. LANEY: A rock.

OPERATOR: You hit your boys with a rock?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: What’s your boys’ names?

MS. LANEY: Joshua and Luke and Aaron, Aaron is still in his bed.

OPERATOR: Okay. Are the boys breathing now?

MS. LANEY: No.

OPERATOR: You said you killed your two boys?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: Why did you do that, ma’am?

MS. LANEY: I had to.

OPERATOR: And they are in the yard?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: How did you manage to do that?

MS. LANEY: I took them outside.

OPERATOR: You took them outside?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: And what did you use?

MS. LANEY: A rock.

OPERATOR: You hit them in the head with a rock?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: And the boys, they are outside in the front yard or the back yard? Where are they?

MS. LANEY: In the front yard by the rocks.

OPERATOR: Where is your other son?

MS. LANEY: Which one?

OPERATOR: You said you had another son?

MS. LANEY: Aaron is in his bed, the baby’s in his bed. I don’t think I killed him.

OPERATOR: I want you to stay on the phone with me, all right?

MS. LANEY: Okay.

OPERATOR: What are doing right now, ma’am?

MS. LANEY: I'm leaving.

OPERATOR: Well, I want you to stay there on the phone with me, okay?

(No response.)

OPERATOR: Give me a description of your house.

MS. LANEY: It’s 2.7 miles west of Chapel Hill High School.

OPERATOR: Give me a description of your house, ma’am.

MS. LANEY: It’s a house that sits up off the road, but is on the lot on Arizona. There’s a wood board – board fence across the front, so you'll have to go across the cattle guard.

OPERATOR: There is a cattle guard. What color is your house?

MS. LANEY: It’s Chicago brick.

OPERATOR: It’s a brick house?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: What color is it?

MS. LANEY: It’s Chicago brick, it’s different colors.

OPERATOR: Okay. It’s just different colors?

MS. LANEY: Uh-huh.

OPERATOR: Any vehicles out front?

MS. LANEY: A white Chevrolet on the -- outside the garage and –

OPERATOR: What color is it? So, a second truck, or a car?

MS. LANEY: A white truck.

OPERATOR: Okay. Is there anybody else at the house with you, ma'am?

MS. LANEY: My husband.

OPERATOR: Where’s your husband?

MS. LANEY: He’s in the bed.

OPERATOR: Do you have any other weapons, ma'am?

MS. LANEY: No.

OPERATOR: We are going to get some help out there to you, okay?

MS. LANEY: Okay.

OPERATOR: I want you to stay with me on the phone. What’s going on? Are you upset about anything?

MS. LANEY: I just did what I had to do.

OPERATOR: You did what you had to do?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: And why do you say that, ma'am?

MS. LANEY: That’s just what I was told to do.

OPERATOR: Who told you to do that:

MS. LANEY: God.

OPERATOR: All right. Is your husband in bed?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: And is he okay?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: What started this tonight?

MS. LANEY: What started it?

OPERATOR: Yes, ma'am.

(No response.)

OPERATOR: Do you have any weapons there?

MS. LANEY: No.

OPERATOR: So, what were the boys doing?

MS. LANEY: They were sleeping.

OPERATOR: They were sleeping outside?

MS. LANEY: The oldest two, I guess. I think I did wrong by Aaron.

OPERATOR: Well, we got to get some help to you, okay, ma'am?

MS. LANEY: Okay.

OPERATOR: Okay. We are getting some help out there to you, all right?

MS. LANEY: Okay.

OPERATOR: Have you talked with your husband?

MS. LANEY: No. He would (inaudible), no.

OPERATOR: Okay. We are getting some help down there to you, okay?

MS. LANEY: Okay.

OPERATOR: Where is the rock, ma'am?

MS. LANEY: The what?

OPERATOR: Where is the rock that you used?

MS. LANEY: I used three different ones.

OPERATOR: You used three different rocks?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: Tell me about your boys.

MS. LANEY: Joshua is eight, Luke is six, Aaron is 14 months.

OPERATOR: You said Joshua is eight?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: And Luke is six?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: How old is Aaron?

MS. LANEY: Fourteen months.

OPERATOR: He’s 14 months.

MS. LANEY: Uh-huh.

OPERATOR: What’s your husband’s name?

MS. LANEY: Keith.

OPERATOR: His name is Keith Laney?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: Ms. Laney, what is your date of birth?

MS. LANEY: 7/13/64.

OPERATOR: And that is a white Chevrolet in the drive, right?

MS. LANEY: Yes.

OPERATOR: Is there any other vehicles there?

MS. LANEY: There is a green Suburban inside the garage.

          OPERATOR: Now, I want you to stay on the phone with me and I will get you some help, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: And get people to – get some help in route to you. Where are you calling me from?

          MS. LANEY: My cell phone.

          OPERATOR: Okay. Are you inside the residence or—

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: Okay. Where are you?

          MS. LANEY: I'm outside.

          OPERATOR: There in the front yard?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: Where are you?

          MS. LANEY: In the back.

          OPERATOR: Okay. But your two boys are in the front yard?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: I want you to stay on the phone with me. Continue to talk to me, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: Are you okay?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: Have you been having problems?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: You have not. Have you been having problems with your boys?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          (Phone ringing.)

          OPERATOR: All right. I'm going to get you some help there, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: You don't have any other weapons or anything, just the rocks, that’s all you used?

          MS. LANEY: That’s it.

          OPERATOR: Okay. I'm getting ambulance help out there to get you some help, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: And your 14-month old, Aaron, is that correct?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: Was he in the same room with the other two boys?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: He was not?

          MS. LANEY: He was in his room.

          OPERATOR: Okay. So, God told you to do this?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: Do you have any pets there, ma'am?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: What kind of pets do you have?

          MS. LANEY: We have one dog, she’s a – a blue heeler.

          OPERATOR: That’s a pretty dog. What’s her name?

          MS. LANEY: Tuffy. She doesn't bite.

          OPERATOR: That’s a cute name for a dog, Tuffy. Where’s your dog?

          MS. LANEY: I don't know.

          OPERATOR: Have you checked on your two boys?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: Have you gone back inside to check on your husband?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: Are you sitting on your back porch or just out in the yard or –

          MS. LANEY: Out in the yard.

          OPERATOR: Out in the yard. We are getting some help close to you, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          (Background noise.)

          OPERATOR: I want you to stay on the phone with me, we have got some help almost there, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: So, did you do this while they were in the bed or –

          MS. LANEY: No, I took them outside.

          OPERATOR: Outside.

          MS. LANEY: All but Aaron.

          OPERATOR: All but Aaron. But you did wrong by Aaron?

          MS. LANEY: I don't think I was supposed to kill him.

          OPERATOR: You don't think you were supposed to kill the 14-month old?

          (No response.)

          OPERATOR: (Inaudible)

          MS. LANEY: I think they are here.

          (Background noise.)

          OPERATOR: You said you think they are there?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: Okay. I want you to stay there in the back yard, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: All right. We have got a deputy there, I want you to stay in your back yard, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Okay.

          OPERATOR: Where are you in your back yard, ma'am?

          MS. LANEY: I'm way back.

          OPERATOR: Way back?

          MS. LANEY: Uh-huh.

          OPERATOR: Tell me how to get to you?

          MS. LANEY: You have to come through the gate.

          OPERATOR: Okay.

          MS. LANEY: Way back in the back of the of the property behind the pond.

          OPERATOR: Okay. She is going to be back behind the pond on the property. Can you see the deputy?

          MS. LANEY: I see a flashlight. It looks like he is coming through the gate.

          OPERATOR: She sees a flashlight.

          MS. LANEY: They will have to come down the hill.

          OPERATOR: Where are the kids at, ma'am?

          MS. LANEY: In the front yard.

          OPERATOR: Where in the front yard are they?

          MS. LANEY: There is a swing in the front yard.

          OPERATOR: Are the kids by the swing?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: The kids are supposed to be by the swing in the front yard. There is a swing set in the front yard or is it in the back yard?

          MS. LANEY: The swing set is in the front yard.

          OPERATOR: It is in the front yard?

          MS. LANEY: Yes, away from the house.

          OPERATOR: It’s away from the house. How far away from the house?

          MS. LANEY: At the rocks leading toward – from the house, from the French doors, there is some rocks leading toward the (inaudible), if they'll just follow those rocks.

          OPERATOR: Okay. The rocks that are leading from the French doors. The rocks leading from the French doors, is that correct, ma'am?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: That go from the back side of the house to the front of the house?

          MS. LANEY: Yes. Just keep going straight, the rocks end, but keep going straight and they will see the swing.

          OPERATOR: Are you still back behind the pond?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          (Background noise.)

          OPERATOR: Can you still see the flashlights, ma'am?

          MS. LANEY: Yeah.

          OPERATOR: Okay.

          (Phone ringing.)

          OPERATOR: And your husband and your youngest son is still in the house, correct?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          (Background noise.)

          (Phone ringing.)

          OPERATOR: Do you have any other weapons with you or anything like that?

          MS. LANEY: No.

          OPERATOR: Okay. Just for the safety of the officer, and your safety also, ma'am.

          MS. LANEY: Right, I understand. They (inaudible) careful, I'm just (inaudible).

          (Background noises.)

          (Phones ringing.)

          OPERATOR: Ma'am, what are you wearing?

          MS. LANEY: My pajamas.

          OPERATOR: Where is the other – where is your 14-month old, ma'am?

          MS. LANEY: In the bed.

          OPERATOR: In the bed?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          (Background noise.)

          (Phones ringing.)

          MS. LANEY: There.

          OPERATOR: Is he there?

          MS. LANEY: He’s there. Hello?

          OPERATOR: Hello. Who are you talking to now?

          MS. LANEY: I just heard footsteps, I was wondering who it was.

          (Background noise.)

          (Phone ringing.)

          OPERATOR: Do you see somebody walking?

          MS. LANEY: Yes, I see the flashlight.

          OPERATOR: Is it getting closer to you?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          (Background noise.)

          (Phones ringing.)

          OPERATOR: Ma'am are you still there?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          (Background noise.)

          OPERATOR: Ma'am they are there to help you, okay?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: They are helping the boys.

          (Background noise.)

          (Phone ringing.)

          OPERATOR: Okay, ma'am. They're in their pajamas?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          OPERATOR: What color?

          MS. LANEY: They're a pale green, light.

          OPERATOR: Okay.

          MS. LANEY: They'll have to come across the dam.

          OPERATOR: You are across the dam?

          MS. LANEY: Behind the dam, they need to walk over the dam. Yes.

          OPERATOR: Who are you talking to?

          MS. LANEY: The sheriff, he’s here. Yes.

          OPERATOR: You are talking to the sheriff?

          MS. LANEY: Yes.

          (Background noise.)

          OFFICER: Who are you talking to, ma'am, the dispatcher? Hello.

          OPERATOR: (Inaudible.)

          OFFICER: Okay. I'm going to get off with you or something. Bye-bye.

          OPERATOR: Go ahead. Bye.

          (End of 911 call.)

          This 911 call was transcribed by Susan Simmons, Official Court Approved Transcriber.


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