As the case goes to court, new details of the harrowing 911 call placed by Robert Simpson, millionaire movie producer, after being shot by his 31-year-old daughter during a dispute.
Brittany Simpson, who has a history of prior arrests and behavioral issues, was having an argument with her father, who was apparently trying to evict her from the family home. She shot her father, and left him dying in a pool of his own blood. Her older sister, Brooke, had found him and placed the police call.
The audio from the police call shows the sister yelling at the mother, both were in distress. The wife of Simpson was too afraid to enter the room where her husband lay dying.
The Daily Mail has the details:
But with gunshot powder still hanging in the air, Robert Simpson’s wife of 36 years, Susan, 65, was too afraid to enter the room in which her husband lay dying.
Simpson, 66, was still breathing and attempted to respond to cops who forced their way into the room.
They found the British-born movie producer ‘laid completely naked,’ on the floor, pooling blood obscured the entrance wound of the single bullet that exited through his chest and left arm. The round lay, clearly visible, nearby.
Mount Pleasant Police Officer J Ballentine wrote in his report that he could see Simpson’s stomach moving as he attempted to breathe.
He wrote, ‘I called out to him. Mr Simpson looked straight forward and attempted to move his lips, however was unable to respond.’
He was pronounced dead at the scene soon after despite first responders’ efforts to stabilize him.
In the panic and confusion of her sister’s desperate emergency call Brittany can be heard in the background offering her version of events that morning.
She initially claimed that an intruder ran into the house, shot Simpson and fled. But her story rapidly fell apart.
An empty Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm box was found in her room, the same weapon used to shoot Simpson dead.
A witness quickly came forward to report seeing Brittany running down the dock immediately behind the family home after the shooting.
Officers recovered the gun and clothing matching the description of what Brittany had been wearing earlier that morning, weighted down with a pink dumbbell and submerged in water 10ft beyond the dock.
Brittany has now confessed to shooting her father and a sworn affidavit taken the following day concludes: ‘Brittany Simpson did kill her father…with malice of aforethought.’