911 Tape Played at Dillard Shooting Trial

Jury hears dramatic police call teen made after allegedly shooting friend

Prosecutors played the dramatic 911 call made by a teen accused of killing her Dillard High classmate and best friend -- moments after she allegedly pulled the trigger -- during the second day of the teen's murder trial.

"I shot my friend at Dillard, that was like my best friend since 2nd grade," Teah Wimberly tells a dispatcher in the tape, played for a jury for the first time. "I didn't want to kill her so I shot her in the back...I just wanted to give her the pain she gave me."

Wimberly, 16, is charged with second degree murder in the death of her best friend, Amanda Collette, who was 15 at the time of the shooting on Nov. 12, 2008.

The two had been friends, but Wimberly wanted more. When Collette refused her advances, Wimberly became upset, brought a .22 caliber pistol to school and confronted her friend. Wimberly fled the scene after firing at Collette, then called 911 to turn herself in.

"I need you to send an ambulance because I don't want her to die," Wimberly is heard pleading with the operator. "I love her so much, I love her more than anything."

Wimberly sat with her head down as the 911 call was played in court. Collette's mother, Joyce, also in court, had tears in her eyes as the tape was played.

Collette was a sophomore at the performing arts magnet school who classmates said was very popular.

During opening statements in the trial yesterday, Wimberly's attorney said his client was mentally ill at the time of the shooting.  

Jurors will also hear a 23-minute video taped confession made by Wimberly.

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