Lyle’s sister told police that he showed up at her house Friday with his 8-year-old son in tow. He told her he had argued with Lyle and killed her. She asked if he was kidding, and he said yes. He left his son with her and took off, police said.
Neighbors told police they heard gunshots on Friday night around 7:30 and a burst of gunfire two hours later. When the neighbor stepped outside (with his own gun) after the second round, he told cops he saw a man and a boy leaving the home. He watched them drive off in a dark Honda.
Before he called 911 that day, police said Nelson texted a friend of his wife’s and said Lyle was cheating on him with her ex-husband, lying to him, embarrassing him and talking down to him. His last text, at 1:34 a.m., read, “I am sorry for everything.”
In an interview with police after he had been read his Miranda rights, Nelson said, “I’m in trouble. There are two dead people in there. I can’t explain this. No matter what I say it doesn’t matter, the facts are still there.”