Kenyatta Barron: 33-Year-Old Florida Mom Killed By Lover Screaming About 'Demons,' Police Say
Kenyatta Barron desperately called the authorities late Sunday night, trying her best to stay alive for herself and her child. Sheriff’s deputies in Riverview, Florida, said on the other end of the line that they heard a woman pleading for help.
Barron told them to come quick. She had been shot. The strange call came in about 15 minutes to midnight Sunday, according to local TV station WFLA.
When deputies responded to the shots fired call, they found 33-year-old Barron dead in the front yard of a neighbor's home.
The sheriff's office says a 911 call came in around 11:45 Sunday night from a woman pleading for help, saying she had been shot. The 911 dispatcher reportedly overheard a man in the background yelling "Allah Akbar!" and "She killed me," according to WFLA.
The woman could then be heard screaming, "I'm so sorry Ronnie,” the station reported.Just minutes later, a second 911 call came in from a man saying, "I've just been attacked by some white demons...She tried to kill me and I just killed her."
Authorities traced the call back to the phone of 29-year-old Ron O’Neal, who lived at the address. As lawmen gathered around to arrest him, O’Neal was uncooperative, according to a news release. "Her name is Ke-Ke and she tried to kill me and I just killed her,” he uttered.
As officers arrived, they noticed that the home was emitting smoke and flames. That’s when the suspect, O’Neal, walked out, according to authorities.
According to Tampa Bay Online, the couple’s daughter was also found to be fatally stabbed.
Soon after, his son, 8-year-old Ronnie Oneal IV, walked out as well. The child had burns marks and multiple stab wounds, police said. He told medical personnel this chilling statement: "My father shot my mother."
The senior O’Neal has been charged with murder in the death of Barron and their daughter, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The couple were not married.
A neighbor who knew O’Neal told the Tampa Bay Times that, "He always told me had demons," Walter Ballard said, "but I never thought it was like that. I don’t know what would make him do anything to his kids."