CHILLING calls to 911 have revealed bizarre charges in the murder of Kevin Kyne’s mother, Diane.
Kevin and his stepfather, Bill, both framed the other for the August 2010 murder of Diane Kyne, which is revisited in an episode of Dateline.
On August 15, 2010, Kevin called 911 for the first time claiming that Bill had killed Diane.
“Help me, please,” he said. “He killed my mother.
“He’s outside my house,” Kevin continued, implying that Bill was trying to kill him. “He’s suffocating me.”
But moments later, Bill called 911 from the same location and shared a different story.
“My son just killed my wife,” he said.
“He and my wife were arguing and he was smothering her.”
When authorities arrived at the house, they found Diane dead on her bed.
It was later determined that she died of asphyxiation or strangulation.
Diane wasn’t Bill’s first wife to die in that Florida home.
His wife, Krista, died shortly before meeting Diane, according to Oxygen.
Krista’s death was ruled an accident and Bill collected around $250,000 from an insurance policy.
He also collected other insurance policy payments on Diane, totaling about $750,000, Dateline reports.
Bill then failed parts of a lie detector test related to Diane’s death.
Investigators also found his DNA on his late wife’s neck.
“We were a very loving couple,” Bill said.
“We slept in the same bed together, yeah, my DNA should be on her.”
Kevin, also known as Kevin Karakash, lived with his mother while recovering from a benign brain tumour.
The young man is believed to have a history of violence, with law enforcement officials being called to his home five years prior during an argument with a family member.
Bill claimed Kevin showed violent tendencies during several incidents at the home, including one where the man claims Kevin pulled a knife on Diane.
Diane and Bill reportedly sued to stop Kevin from returning home, but he was soon allowed to return, Oxygen reports.
At the scene of Diane’s murder, investigators found Kevin’s glasses, shoes and blood drops crushed.
THAT HE HAS DONE?
Kevin was arrested in 2010 but released after passing a polygraph test relating to the murder.
However, he was arrested again in 2011 and convicted in 2012 of first degree murder.
Kevin was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother, but was released after a second trial and found not guilty.
There was no resolution in the case.
However, Kevin and Bill had run-ins with the law in the years following Diane’s murder.
Kevin was arrested again in September 2016 on felony battery charges following an incident at a pool hall.
Bill, meanwhile, was arrested in 2019 after he crashed his motorbike into a group of cyclists and drove off the scene.
He also wrote a memoir about the deaths of his three wives titled “Love That Lasts a Lifetime”.