CASA GRANDE, AZ – A man accused of killing four members of his family in a home after a household dispute has told responding authorities to take him to jail, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Records also show the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has been called home 10 times in the past three years before Sunday, when authorities say 21-year-old Richard Wilson Jr. murdered his parents, teenage sister and young niece.
Sheriff officials said Richard Wilson, 47, Sr., 50-year-old Elaine Otterman, 16-year-old Rudy Wilson and 5-year-old Renaya White were stabbed in the neck with a knife.
The suspect remains on $2.5 million bail on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder.
It was not clear on Tuesday whether Richard Wilson Jr. had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
When the sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they noticed a man later identified as the suspect who was leaving a fifth wheel trailer outside the house.
They said he was hit in the right hand by bloody clothes and shoes found inside the trailer.
“I am here. Take me to prison,” Wilson said, according to court documents.
Asked if anyone was inside the house, Wilson reportedly asked MPs to “check” when the four victims were found dead.
Sheriff officials said Roddy Wilson frantically called 911 at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday to say her brother had hit their parents and niece before cutting off the call.
Neighbor Wanda Hamilton told Phoenix TV: KPHO that the family lived in the house 68 miles north of Tucson.
Hamilton also said the suspect lived with his grandparents nearby and went to his parents’ house every day to take care of their horses.