Clayton Murphy and his wife have been separated for a while now. I don’t know what kind of relationship they had or what was going on that he had his children instead of the mother but Clayton called her up on Sunday evening to tell her he had killed one of their children and was getting ready to kill the other one.
His wife immediately called 911 (she was in Houston) and was transferred to Baton Rouge at which time she let them know what happened. Police must have responded pretty quickly but when they arrive they found that the door to his third floor apartment had to be forced open as he had blocked it with a television. When deputies entered they saw him standing over one of the children with a bloody knife in his hand. One of the officers fired a shot which missed and then he was tasered by two of the other deputies.
Clayton Lee Murphy is being held without bond on two counts of first-degree murder. He told detectives that he wanted to get back at his wife.