CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. – A mother pulled out her cellphone when an argument with her boyfriend started to escalate. Police say she ended up recording her own murder.
Wesley Webb was fighting with her boyfriend, Keith Smith in their Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania home when she reportedly told him she was going to take her kids and leave, according to the Times of Chester County.
Police said Webb and Smith were arguing in the living room of the home. Three children, all under the age of 14, were upstairs at the time.
As the argument escalated, Webb pulled out her cell phone and started recording. Police say the recording captured them arguing and the gunshots.
“You want to record it now, b—-?” Smith is heard saying on the recording. Police said next you hear Smith shoot Webb. The shot hit her in the chest, killing her.
Then, he continues to speak to her, saying, “F— you! How’s that. That is where we just went.”
Smith then turned the gun on himself, and attempted to commit suicide, police say, but he lived.
The children ran downstairs after hearing the gunshots and immediately called 911, WPIV reports.
“This was a savage, selfish, and cowardly murder,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. “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.”
Smith was taken to a hospital for treatment. He is facing several charges including first degree murder, third degree murder, possessing an instrument of crime and endangering the welfare of children.