Questions surround 911 call made in San Marcos by mother of Texas murder suspect Ronald Haskell

Haskell accused of killing 6 in Houston

SAN DIEGO - Team 10 uncovered new information regarding an emergency call made by the mother of suspected Texas mass shooter Ronald Haskell the week before the killings.

Haskell, who lived in the North County, is accused of killing his former sister-in-law, her husband and their four children. Only 15-year-old Cassidy Stay survived the shooting.

A source contacted Team 10 saying more should have been done during a dispute in San Marcos involving Haskell and his mother the week before the killings.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department news release says Haskell and his mother, Karla, got in an argument around 11 a.m. on July 2. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene around 8 p.m. after Karla's daughter returned home.

A public records report shows a different story. According to sheriff's documents, the call for service was at 5:14 p.m. Someone was dispatched around 5:19 p.m., but the documents say nobody arrived until 8:08 p.m.

Criminal defense attorney Anthony Colombo said there is one possible explanation.

"It was several hours after the assailant had left and one of the first questions 911 would ask and then relay to the police is whether or not the individual is facing imminent threat or imminent harm," said Colombo, who is not involved in the Haskell criminal case.

Haskell's mother ended up getting a restraining order against her son. She said he duct-taped her and he "placed his hands around my neck trying to choke me."

The Team 10 source also questioned why there was no warrant ever issued for his arrest. None was listed on the sheriff's department website.

Colombo said the key lies in the 911 call, which Team 10 has not yet heard.

"I think that's very, very relevant to determine how quickly the officers need to respond," Colombo said.

The sheriff's department said this is an active investigation and that no more information will be released.

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