The wife of a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer accused of killing their daughter's boyfriend was released Thursday night from jail, where she had been held on charges of accessory to murder. Gina Kepler, 48, who is also a city cop, was freed on $25,000 bond from the Tulsa County Jail and must appear in court on Tuesday, according to jail records. She declined to comment to NBC affiliate KJRH as she walked out, saying "please respect my privacy." She made two telephone calls, which weren't answered, then walked into downtown Tulsa without a ride, the station reported.
Her husband, Shannon Kepler, 54, remains behind bars on murder charges. The 24-year police veteran is accused of gunning down 19-year-old Jeremy Lake as the young man walked with the officer's daughter. Shannon Kepler and Lake argued, then the officer opened fire, police said. The officer's distraught daughter, 18-year-old Lisa Kepler, said she couldn't understand why her father would do such a thing. She said she'd met Lake a week ago at a homeless shelter after her parents had kicked her out of their house.
First published August 8 2014, 9:41 AM