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Idaho police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a "horrific" quadruple murder as part of which two teenagers perished, and the wife of the alleged murderer is making heinous accusations.
The small mining community of Kellogg in northern Idaho was stunned by the gunshot murders of a family of four on Sunday.
After an investigation, police arrested 31-year-old Majorjon Kaylor, a father and apartment neighbor to the victims, shortly after the shooting.
The victims were identified as 65-year-old Kenneth Guardipee, his 41-year-old daughter Kenna Guardipee, and her two sons, 18-year-old Devin Smith and 16-year-old Aiken Smith.
Kaylor was charged with four murder counts and booked into the Shoshone County jail.
While officials have been reticent to publicly identify a motivation for the shooting, Kaylor's wife has been making public statements about an alleged incident that might have sparked the shooting.
Kaylie Kaylor says that she and her children were playing outside the apartment when they saw that Devin Smith was allegedly masturbating in view of her and her daughters while standing in front of his window.
"I want people to know that my husband's a good person, everyone that knows him knows he's a good person," she said to the Idaho Tribune.
"The police, our landlord, the one who was doing it, the person who was doing it to his family, all made us feel like we weren't safe and nothing was going to be done about it," she added.
She said that police believed the teenager's side of the story.
"Why didn't Kellogg High School do something? Why didn't Kellogg police do something?" she added.
The police responded to the accusations made by the wife and said that they had investigated the incident she described and had recommended charges to the prosecutor's office.
"I stand by what my officer did, and he did everything he could at the time. Nobody could have foreseen anything like this," said Kellogg Police Chief Paul Twidt.
The criminal complaint said that Majorjon Kaylor allegedly told police that he "lost it" when Devin Smith's grandfather and his mother didn't want to do anything about the alleged masturbation incident.
The complaint says that the man told his wife "he did what he had to do."
If convicted, he faces the death penalty. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 3.
Here's more about the harrowing incident:
New court documents reveal events leading up to quadruple murder in Kelloggwww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.