This father killed his three young sons in an unspeakable tragedy. This senseless act of violence has the entire neighborhood in consternation.
For instances like these, there are no words…Chad Doerman, 32, was detained after being accused of killing his three sons, who were 3, 4, and 7.
The police bodycam footage from the arrest of Doerman has now been made public. Moments after killing his children, he is seen in the video.
Doerman is accused of shooting his three sons to death. On June 15, when police responded to 911 calls to his residence, the resident of Monroe Township, Ohio, was taken into custody. The first call came from a yelling woman, “her babies had been shot”; while the second call came from a driver who said he saw a girl running down the street, saying, “her father was killing everyone.”
When deputies and EMS arrived on the scene, the three young boys were not breathing. They supposedly passed away there.
According to Prosecutors, Doerman “confessed to planning and carrying out the deaths of victims involved for several months.” According to reports, he lined his three boys up in the yard and shot them execution-style with his rifle. One of the boys was able to run to a field nearby, but Doerman dragged him back to the yard and shot him too.
The arrest is now captured on bodycam video from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Doerman is seen seated on his front doorstep, a rifle next to him. He is thrown to the ground by the officers, who approach cautiously before handcuffing him.
“Man, I ain’t trying to hurt nobody. I’m completely sober. Never done drugs in my life,” Doerman says on the tape before clarifying that he did drugs when he was younger but was “sober” now.
“I’m not trying to hurt you,” he tells the deputies before he shouts at his dog to go back in the house.
The mother of the boys can be heard speaking in the background of the video saying, “They’re dead, aren’t they? What do I do?” She then wails, “He took my life from me, my life! They’re so little!”
He asks whether he can roll over to answer questions from the authorities at one point in the video. “I ain’t gonna hurt you. I ain’t mad. I ain’t nothing,” he said before he warned them about his dog. He then asks whether he can stand up because he was “kind of uncomfortable.”
He admits that his stepdaughter had raced to the fire department as he is being led to the back of the sheriff’s car. He then requests that his wallet be taken out of his back pocket. “Shut up,” is the response he gets in response to this. Use your right to silence, you’ve got it.
Doerman was accused of committing three heinous murders. The mother of the boys also received a gunshot wound to the hand, which, in the words of the prosecution, she “intentionally” received while “attempting to protect her children.”
He posted a $20 million bond as bail. The largest sum ever recorded in the county. Prosecutors say he has already confessed to the killings, and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 26.
The boys’ aunt and the mother’s sister Rachel Brown started a GoFundMe to help her sister through this difficult ordeal. “My sister lost her three amazing babies yesterday. Nothing will make this better; it will never be okay. But please, if you can find it in your heart to help relieve the financial burden of this tragedy, please donate. No one should have to go through this,” she simply wrote.
The campaign was given a $20,000 goal, but since then, it has raised ten times that amount.