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LORI MOON KASTNER JOHN KASTNER (52)
THE MURDER OF LORI KASTNER
2008 - June 27 - AFFIDAVIT (pdf format)
2008 - June 17 - Tuesday- John Kastner purchases a .22-caliber miniature
revolver from Academy Sports.
2008 - June 24 - Tuesday - John Kastner testfires the gun to see if the sound
can be heard by neighbors.
2008 June 25 - Wednesday 4 A.M. - 911 Call - Lori Kastner is shot and
dies from two gunshots to the head.
John Kastner sustains a finger wound from a gunshot.
Kastner tells 911 that an intruder had come into their
home demanding money and to see their adopted
daughter. He claims that when he told the intruder
she wasn't there, the intruder shot Lori twice in the
head and that he had struggled with the intruder
and was shot in the hand.
John Kastner provides conflicting statements to
police and first responders.
Dr. Andrew Sibly, Forensic Pathologist's report: "Lori Moon Kastner, 44,
sustained a "penetrating contact gunshot wound of the right temple" and also
had a "penetrating intermediate range gunshot wound of the right cheek.
There were no other significant injuries. The manner of death is classified as
Detective's affidavit: "the victim was sleeping when she was murdered."
2010 - July 8 - Tulsa County District Judge Clancy Smith rules "During a video-
recorded statement to police, John Robert Kastner exercised his
right to request an attorney. Prosecutors can present in court
approximately the first hour of that statement but can not present
the remainder of the statement, which includes comments by
Kastner after he asked for a lawyer."
"Judge Smith Smith did not prohibit or exclude presentation of evidence of other
statements and comments Kastner made at various times in the presence of
five police officers on June 25, 2008."
Doug Drummond (First Assistant District Attorney) "The now-excluded part of that
statement is “redundant.The most significant portion of the
statement, in terms of content, is admissible and will be
presented to jurors."
2010 - August 16 - TRIAL TO BEGIN