Killer Dads: Fathers who ended their children's lives in situations involving child custody, visitation, and/or child support
Father: WOLF ABEL
Victim(s): Cheyenne Wolf (11 years)
Date of Death: April 2008
Custodial father, stepmother charged in girl's death. As of September 2010, girl’s remains still unclaimed. February 2011: Father found guilty of enabling child abuse, child abuse by neglect, unlawful removal of a body. Has never been reported how or why the father had custody, or what happened to the girl’s mother.
Father: DAVID ABLES
Victim(s): Twin sons (5 years)
Date of Death: March 2011
Father killed sons in arson murder-suicide. Was in process of finalizing divorce settlement with the children’s mother, and presumably the unspecified custody arrangements. Relative reported that father had threatened to harm children.
Father: MARION COOPER
Victim(s): Genshawn (2 years)
Date of Death: September 2014
Son dies in home of custodial father. Step charged in boy's death. No mention of what happened to the mother.
Father: SEAN DEAL
Victim(s): Serenity Deal (5 years)
Date of Death: June 2011
Father obtained custody with CPS approval despite previous child abuse complaints. In December 2011, father sentenced to life in prison for daughter’s beating death. In July 2013, family filed a lawsuit against DHS.
Father: UNNAMED DAD
Victim(s): Quentin Wood (15 years)
Date of Death: January 2014
Disabled son dies due to neglect and abuse in home of custodial father. DHS had ignored numerous complaints from grown siblings.
City of Tulsa
Father: BYRON CREECH
Victim(s): 5-year-old son
Date: March 2015
Father had court-ordered joint custody, despite history of death threats with gun, vandalism, controlling behavior. Mother obtained order of protection, but still required to facilitate child custody exchanges. Father broke into mother's home, held boy hostage in police standoff. Boy found dead at end of siege.
Father: WILLIAM ROLANDO FUENTES GODINEZ
Victim(s): Franklin Yosiel Fuentes Ramirez (3 years), Caroline Michelle Fuentes Ramirez (5 years), mother Maribel Jaqueline Ramirez Fuentes
Date of Death: August 2014
Father murdered two children, their mother after she arrived to pick them up from visitation. Why dad had visitation or whether this was court-ordered is not explained. But father had a history of domestic violence and had "regularly" threatened to kill the mother.