Wesley Webb was arguing with her boyfriend, Keith Smith, when she started recording the heated fight with the voice recorder feature on her cellphone. What she ended up documenting was her own murder.
In the audio — captured at around 11:30 p.m. on May 2 in their Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania home — Smith can be heard shouting, “You want to record it now, bitch?” The Times of Chester County reported. After a gunshot is heard, Smith allegedly says, “F--k you! How’s that? That’s where we went.” According to police, Smith, 43, shot Webb, 40, once in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun while she sat on the couch. He then reportedly turned the weapon on himself in a suicide attempt.
According to Philly.com, Webb’s kids, Madison and Matthew, and Smith’s child were awoken from their sleep and discovered the horrific scene downstairs. One of them called 911.
“This was a savage, selfish and cowardly murder,” Chester Country District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a statement. “The defendant did not hesitate to kill his girlfriend. But he flinched when it came to killing himself. Now, the victim is dead, the defendant is alive, and three kids have been badly traumatized.”
Per Hogan, the victim’s recording will be admissible in court.
Smith — who is listed in stable condition after shooting himself in the face — is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, possessing an instrument of crime and endangering the welfare of children. He is not eligible for bail, Metro.Us reported.
Webb’s sister and brother-in-law have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for Madison and Matthew, who are both under age 14.
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