911 tapes from Kimethia Coleman murder trial released
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office released the 911 tapes from the Kimethia Coleman trial that were used to convict her of second degree murder.
Coleman: "Somebody followed me. I was coming to talk to my boyfriend, to ask him if he was ok, somebody came and followed me."
911 Operator: "Somebody stabbed your boyfriend?"
Operator: "Where is the guy now?"
Coleman: "I don't know."
Her boyfriend was U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks. He'd been stabbed more than 60 times, but managed to get a few words out while Coleman was on the phone with 911.
Coleman: "Baby are you ok? Say something."
1:49 into the call is the last time Spinks is heard.
Spinks: "Help me"
Cox argued that it's at that point that she slit Spinks' throat. He told jurors during closing arguments that "whoever slashed Brian Spinks' throat did so in a savage manner with the understanding that that would be the final fatal blow."
Coleman broke down in sobs and screams every time this recording was played. When it was played during closing arguments, Spinks' family had to walk out. Many of them had tears rolling down their faces.
At several points after that last groan from Spinks, Coleman is heard yelling "Say something." That never happened. Cox says this was over a fatal attraction.
Spinks had reportedly broken up with Coleman through a voicemail that morning.
His family addressed that just minutes after the verdict came down Wednesday.
"I hate that it came down to this over a simple breakup. It wasn't necessary," said his brother Jerrid Spinks.
"It was unnecessary," added his father Rydell Dennis. "Sympathy goes out to them as a family and prayers as well. But it wasn't necessary."
Kimethia Coleman faces life in prison. Formal sentencing is scheduled for Friday May 11.
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