In Oklahoma, on Wednesday night, a forty-year-old man obsessed with Selena Gomez has been accused of murdering his mother and sister, along with her teenage daughter and baby, at the Oklahoma City residence where they all lived.
After a family friend saw bloody footprints on the doormat of the house and discovered the bodies of the victims inside around 11:00 p.m., and then notified the police, Daniel Green was arrested near a 7-11 store a couple of hours later.
According to the police, Green has been charged with killing his 57-year-old mother, Sallie, his sister Rebecca Cizek, 34, and her two children Katherine, 16, and seven-month-old Amario Dominguez III.
Mrs. Green and the baby, the state medical examiner said, died of gunshot wounds to the head. According to The Oklahoman, information has not yet been released about how Ms. Cizek and her teenage daughter died.
When neighbors informed the police that the 40-year-old was often seen pacing the sidewalk and buying energy drinks, police then circulated his description to nearby stores and helicopters were used to search for Green.
According to Fox 25, after the clerk recognized Green and contacted police, the suspect was arrested close to a 7-11.
Green’s relationship to his alleged suspects was confirmed by a police spokesman, who also said that a family friend, who lived at the address, had returned home and had discovered the bodies.
Although the motive for the killing is not known, a psychologist told News 9 that if Green is found guilty of the murders, his obsession with pop star Selena Gomez may be a contributing factor in Green’s alleged killing spree.
The 40-year-old Oklahoma man’s Facebook page was filled with pictures and posts about the star. Many of them suggested he was fantasizing that he was in a relationship with her.
According to Dr. Steven Sternlof:
This person is obviously significantly troubled, then that frustration and those problems may build up to the point that he felt like he had no other options.”
News 9 reported that Dr. Sternlof, while admitting he had not met Green or treated him, stated that he could recognize the warning signs:
Someone that may have an obsession, in this case with a celebrity, might have a compulsion to respond in a certain way, thinking that this celebrity is in love with them or they’re in love with the celebrity and they need to be close together, and they may need to stop others that are interfering in that relationship.”
Green makes constant reference to Gomez in his Facebook posts and he even posted a threat against her celebrity boyfriend in October 2011, saying: “Justin Bieber is going to get a bullet in his head.”
In one post, Green wrote:
I want her (to) be my eternal wife and the queen of my kingdom forever. Hey, I love her more than god, my momma, my dad, Jesus, myself and ya’ll.”
According to NewsChannel 4, neighbors claimed Green often spoke to them about his past lives or was seen talking to himself.
On Monday, Katherine, who was one of Green’s alleged victims, had been due to start her sophomore year at Del City High School.
A statement from the school district stated:
The faculty and staff of Mid-Del Schools is mourning the loss of one its students today, Katherine Cizek, Del City High School sophomore. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family during this time of tragic loss.”
While there is no direct evidence yet that Green’s obsession with Gomez, 21, who he called “yummy” in one post, had anything directly to do with the murders, Sternlof stated that people who develop obsessions with celebrities often may think that person is in love with them, and “may need to stop others that are interfering in that relationship.”
It is possible that Daniel Green of Oklahoma thought his own family were “interfering” with his supposed “relationship” with Gomez, and that his obsession ended with the murders of 4 of his own family members, including his nephew, a baby of just 7 months.
Written by: Douglas Cobb