Lincoln teen’s slaying of father was planned a week prior, court documents say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The stabbing of a 70-year-old man by his daughter was planned out a week in advance, according to a probable cause affidavit.
On Monday, 15-year-old Sallie Gilmer called police, saying she had found her father dead in their apartment near 40th Street and Highway 2.
Police took Sallie and her boyfriend, 16-year-old Isaac Honigschmidt, to the station for interviews.
Isaac eventually told police that Sallie had stabbed Jesse, the affidavit says.
The two had started planning the slaying the week before, documents allege.
Sallie and Isaac had planned to make it seem like they were both at school when Jesse was stabbed.
Isaac admitted to officers that he had driven Sallie to the apartment and also made it appear that they were both at school that day.
When they arrived at the apartment, Isaac waited inside the car until he believed Sallie was taking too long, according to the affidavit.
Isaac went to the apartment’s front door and told officers that he heard Jesse gasping for air.
Sallie then came out of the apartment and they both left and returned to school for a “short time,” the affidavit says.
After school, Isaac drove Sallie back to the apartment so she could “discover” Jesse, documents say.
Sallie also admitted to stabbing her father, according to the affidavit.
She told police that she was stressed out from her parents’ constant fighting and mental abuse from her father, the affidavit says.
Sallie then confirmed that the stabbing was planned out.
The knife had been given to her by Isaac so she could protect herself, Sallie told investigators.
After the stabbing, she gave the knife back to him, according to the affidavit.
On Wednesday, Sallie was charged with first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Isaac was charged with aiding and abetting in the murder, according to court documents.
During a Tuesday press conference, Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins said this case is not indicative of a higher crime rate in Lincoln.
She said that police work hard to stop these crimes but that many are isolated incidents they can’t prepare for.