Tulsa police arrested the daughter of District Legal professional Steve Kunzweiler on Tuesday who’s accused of stabbing her father — the lead prosecutor in Oklahoma’s second greatest county, authorities stated.
Jennifer Kunzweiler, 30, remained within the hospital, below police guard Wednesday, Tulsa police Capt. Richard Meulenberg stated, and when launched, she’ll be booked on a single rely of home violence with use of a harmful weapon.
“Yesterday my household endured one of many hardest days in our lives,” DA Kunzweiler advised reporters Wednesday. “Happily, my daughter is alive, I’m alive.”
He stated that although he was sore, he was doing superb. “I acquired some staples however I’m doing superb.”
Kunzweiler, standing by his spouse and youthful daughter, appeared to struggle again tears in recounting the assault.
“Psychological sickness is a horrible factor and lots of households,” he stated earlier than an extended pause, “many households like ours have endured years of anxious-ridden concern for our affected family members. Nobody, nobody desires to be mentally sick.”
Police had been known as to Kunzweiler’s house about 2 p.m. Tuesday “in reference to a disturbance and an assault associated to his daughter,” Capt. Meulenberg stated in a press release Tuesday.
Kunzweiler and his daughter had been each taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening accidents after the “psychological well being disaster,” Meulenberg stated.
“What occurred was his daughter and he acquired into an altercation of kinds the place she had stabbed him,” Meulenberg stated. “The damage stemmed from a possible psychological well being disaster on the daughter’s facet, after which that led to the assault on her father.”
Firefighters needed to wrestle “with the daughter to get her below management,” and the police division’s “household violence unit and our crime unit are investigating this case like another case,” Meulenberg stated.
The assault on the DA began with an act of self-harm, police stated.
“She had minimize herself first after which went on and attacked the DA,” Meulenberg stated Wednesday.
DA Kunzweiler, who was first elected in November 2014, stated he appreciated the quick work of first responders. He thanked firefighters “who did what they needed to do to intervene.”
The prosecutor decried the “exploding psychological well being disaster” dealing with the nation and urged the state of Oklahoma to commit extra funds to combating the problem.
Wagoner County District Legal professional Jack Thorp has been assigned to the case, officers stated, due to the battle of curiosity created by members of the Kunzweiler household being each sufferer and suspect.