911 Call Released in Miramar Woman's Death

Police said the boy was home when his mother was fatally shot by his father at their gated Miramar home Saturday. Authorities released the 911 calls and the child made the call for help.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 9:56 PM EDT
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Husband Charged in Shooting Death of Wife in Miramar

Brian Symonette is charged with murder in the Saturday shooting of his wife, Lisa, police said Sunday.
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On Tuesday, a judge temporarily placed the 11-year-old son of a man accused of murdering his wife with the man's mother.

The next shelter hearing will be on Thursday.

Police said the boy was home when his mother was fatally shot by his father at their gated Miramar home Saturday. Authorities released the 911 call. Brian Symonette called authorities after the  shooting, and so did the child.

Meanwhile, looking dazed and at times crying, Brian Symonette faced a judge as the court tried to decide who should get custody of his son. 

"Could you ask him why do you need the ambulance?" the operator said.

 "Why do you need ambulance?" said the caller.

"Just get the ambulance! It’s an emergency!" said Brian Symonette.

The 911 operator continues to try to pry information out of the young boy, who appears to know very little. Then Symonette, the man accused of killing, his 51-year-old wife, Lisa, eventually gets on the phone.

"There was an accident in the room," the caller said.

"What kind of accident?" the operator said.

"Hello?" Brian Symonette said.

"Can you tell me what happened. I already put the call in," the operator said.

"We were fighting and she grabbed the gun and it went off…," he said.

"I am not sure if she is breathing. Please send someone immediately."

It's unclear if the boy, who was the subject of the Department of Children and Families hearing over custody, witnessed the murder of his mother. He is currently living with his paternal grandmother, but his dead mother's family wants custody.

Five aunts were in the courtroom, and his older brother wants visitation.

The Symonettes were accountants and ran a business called the “Tax Doctor.” Brian Symonette remains jailed facing one count of pre-meditated murder.

He will return to court for another hearing over the custody on Thursday, the same day a memorial service will be held for his wife.
 

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