Trial starts for Norman father accused of fatally shooting daughter

The Associated Press - September 25, 2019 3:01 pm

Kailee Jo McMullen, cropped from Facebook, Ronald Lee McMullen booking photo

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – A first-degree murder trial is underway in Norman for a man accused of fatally shooting his 22-year-old daughter in the face.

The trial of 45-year-old Ronald Lee McMullen resumed Wednesday in Cleveland County District Court.

McMullen is charged in the June 2017 shooting death of his daughter, Kailee McMullen.

In his opening statement Tuesday, defense attorney Michael Johnson said the woman shot herself and that gunshot residue on her hand supports that theory.

Prosecutor Jacobi Whatley disputed that theory. A Norman police officer testified Tuesday that Ronald McMullen moved his daughter’s body and called his wife before calling 911.

Norman police Lt. Chris Vinson says he was immediately suspicious that Ronald McMullen was involved, in part because he was covered in blood and let his wife answer questions for him.

 

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