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Tulsa teen turns in police parents accused of murdering her boyfriend

"I really hope they rot in prison for a very long time," daughter of alleged killer cops says.
By Matt Bradwell   |   Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM   |   Comments

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TULSA, Okla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old girl in Tulsa turned in her parents, both police officers, after accusing her father of shooting her boyfriend to death before firing at her.

According to Lisa Kepler, her parents, both actively employed by the Tulsa Police Department, kicked her out of their home a week ago due to poor "life decisions," dropping the teen off at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, where she has been living ever since.

It was there that she met 19-year-old Jeremey Lake and the two quickly started dating.

"He was just really sweet and caring and he didn't pretend," Kepler described to KJRH.

On Tuesday night, Kepler said her parents, Shannon and Gina Kepler, found her with Lake outside his his home. Kepler says at first there were no conflict, but when Lake came over to introduce himself as Kepler's boyfriend to her father Shannon, a 24-year-veteran of the Tulsa police, things turned violent.

"We were outside for five minutes and that's when my dad pulled up. There was no argument. I walked away and Jeremey introduced himself and my dad shot him."

Lake's friend Josh Mills, 23, quickly attended to Lake's two bullet wounds, one in his chest and one his neck, but was unable to revive the dying teen.

Shannon and Gina fled in a 2007 Suburban, but were apprehended at their home after Kepler turned her parents in.

Shannon was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill, and Gina was taken into custody for being an accessory to murder after the fact.

"They're both police officers. I don't know what could have led them to do this. They didn't even know Jeremey ... I really hope they rot in prison for a very long time."
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