Ellie says she pulled the trigger to stop this accused molester from hurting other children and to prevent Willy from having to testify in front of other people. "I didn't want other people to know what happened to Willy," Ellie says. "I didn't think he should have to face this man, face-to-face. They were traumatizing my child. These children should not have to face the man that molested them."
Murdering Daniel, however, was not Ellie's plan all along, she says. "I had no intention of doing it until my son was the last and couldn't testify, and he was vomiting in a garbage bag," she says.
It was then that Ellie looked at her sister Jan and said, "I'm going to go get a gun, and I'm going to kill him."
It was break time in the courtroom, and Daniel was sitting with his attorney and a bailiff when she walked up to him. "I looked him in the eyes, and I put six bullets—five of them hitting him in the head and one hit the wall—and all of them were fatal shots," Ellie says. "Everything was slow motion. He was dead."