Police have arrested Ronnie Oneal, who identifies as a member of The Nation of Islam, at the house where his partner and their two kids lived. Oneal shot his partner and stabbed his two kids.
His partner, Kenyetta Barron, and daughter are now dead and his son is suffering from stab wounds and burns from where his father set the house on fire. Witnesses heard him shout “Allahu Akbar” before he went on his killing spree. Police are baffled about the motive.
If only he had said something relevant to give them a clue……….
Minutes after Barron’s call, Oneal called police saying, “I’ve just been attacked by some white demons. Her name is Ke-Ke and she tried to kill me and I just killed her.”
Police tried to help Barron where she lay but soon forced their way into Barron’s home when they noticed the fire. Oneal walked out toward officers through the garage.
Officers tasered Oneal and incapacitated him after he refused to comply with their orders to get on the ground. Officers said that Oneal continually shouted “Allah Akbar” from the back of the police cruiser in which they placed him.
Oneal’s son later walked out of the house as firefighters entered it and reportedly said “My father shot my mother.” Firefighters found the daughter dead inside the house.
The sheriff’s office said Oneal’s son suffered from severe burns, stab wounds to the torso and neck, and smelled of gasoline or some other accelerant, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The son is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery as of Monday afternoon.
Oneal has been charged with two accounts of first-degree murder, arson, attempted murder, and resisting arrest.
Both Barron and their daughter were pronounced dead at the scene and the son has been taken to the hospital for treatment.