TULSA - Lisa Kepler, the daughter of former Tulsa Police officer Shannon Kepler, testified in her father's murder trial Friday morning.
Lisa said her father shot and killed her boyfriend two years ago right in front of her.
She started her testimony Thursday, but was too emotional to finish. Friday she was more composed and able to answer questions.
She retold the story of the night her adopted father allegedly killed 19-year-old Jeremey Lake.
She said she was walking with Lake by his home when her father pulled up and asked what she was doing. She said she walked away and heard three gunshots.
When she turned around she said Lake was on the ground, and she heard two more shots.
She said she didn't enjoy her living situation with Shannon and Gina Kepler. She called them "strict."
She recalled when they dropped her off at a homeless shelter two years ago, before the incident.
"The homeless shelter was freedom," she said. "I shouldn't feel like a hostage somewhere I'm supposed to call home."
Lake's parents were in attendance, in addition to members of Shannon Kepler's family.
When the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office played Lisa's chilling 911 tape all parties, including Lisa, Shannon and the Lakes dropped their heads seemingly in angst and sadness.
After Lisa spoke, Jeremey Lake’s younger brother Michael Hamilton testified, identifying Shannon Kepler as the person whose bullet grazed his arm in 2014.
Michael told the court that he was with Lisa Kepler and Lake the night Lake was killed. He claimed that they were near a front porch when a black vehicle pulled up and a person said “What the h--- are you doing here?” Lisa allegedly walked away from the car but Jeremey Lake stayed and then two shots were fired at him.
Michael went on to say that Lisa was hiding behind a bush and after the shots were fired at Lake, additional shots were fired at Lisa. Despite trying to hide himself, Michael told the court, he was still grazed by one of the bullets that were fired.
When Michael was asked to identify who the shooter was, he said it was Shannon Kepler.
The trial is set to resume on Monday November 7, 2016.
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