8th grade murder suspect’s revealing 9-1-1 call: Read full transcript

A Champaign County eighth grader accused of killing his dad’s girlfriend details how she died in a revealing 9-1-1 call obtained by the Springfield News-Sun.

Donovan A. Nicholas, 14, has been charged with murder and aggravated murder in connection with the death of 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor, according to the Champaign County Sheriff's Office. He remains in a juvenile detention center.

RELATED: 911 call: Champaign teen claims other personality killed woman

Nicholas, who described Taylor as his mom during the 9-1-1 call, told a Champaign County dispatcher an alternate personality within him named “Jeff” killed her, according to the recording obtained by the Springfield New-Sun.

Here’s a full transcript of the 9-1-1 call.

Dispatcher: 9-1-1, where's your emergency?

Clark County Dispatcher: It's Clark County with a transfer. He's at … Valley Pike. Sir, go ahead.

Nicholas: I just killed my mother

Dispatcher: What happened, sir?

Nicholas: I just killed my mother and I need to go to the hospital.

Dispatcher: And you're at … Valley Pike?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: And what happened?

Nicholas: It wasn't me who, who, it wasn't me who killed her. It was Jeff.

Dispatcher: What happened? Who did it?

Nicholas: Jeff. I'm sorry. This is going to be really hard to explain but I kind of have another person inside me. Like.

Dispatcher: OK. Are you OK?

Nicholas: No, I stabbed myself.

Dispatcher: You stabbed yourself?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: What happened to your mom?

Nicholas: He killed her. He snapped.

Dispatcher: OK. What's your name?

EARLIER COVERAGE: Boy, 14, charged with murder in Champaign County

Nicholas: My, mine is Donovan Austin Nicholas.

Dispatcher: Donovan Nichols?

Nicholas: Nicholas.

Dispatcher: All right. Are you able to say who's with you?

Nicholas: I am by myself. Me and Jeff.

Dispatcher: OK. And what happened to your mom. What did you do?

Nicholas: He, he stabbed her. Then he shot her.

Dispatcher: All right. So he, he stabbed her?

Nicholas: Then he shot her. But —

Dispatcher: Where did he shoot her?

Nicholas: In the head. But I swear it wasn't me. It was Jeff. Jeff is inside me.

Dispatcher: Jeff is inside you?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: OK.

Nicholas: He, he, sometimes takes, he sometimes takes control and I have no control. I have no control over him. It's not fair.

Dispatcher: Where are you hurt sir?

Nicholas: On my thigh. No, no my leg.

Dispatcher: Your leg? You stabbed your leg?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: Do you have any towels or anything on it, that you can put on it?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: OK you did? All right now, why did you hurt your mom, or why did Jeff hurt your mom?

Nicholas: He was always tired of her. She always, she always did drugs and she totally like ignored me. Like, once she hit me and she was just — she was done.

Dispatcher: Sir, where is the gun and the knife?

Nicholas: The knife I don't know.

Dispatcher: You don't know, where are they?

Nicholas: The gun is in the bedroom. I, I am down, I'm downstairs. I don't have any, I don't have any weapon on me.

Dispatcher: OK. So the gun is upstairs in the bedroom?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: What kind of gun is it? Is it a long gun, a short gun?

Nicholas: It, it, it is a 9 mm.

Dispatcher: It's a 9 mm?

Nicholas: Yeah.

Dispatcher: And you're downstairs correct?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: Where is the knife at sir?

Nicholas: I don't know.

Dispatcher: You don't know where the knife is?

Nicholas: No. I can't walk.

Dispatcher: You can't walk?

Nicholas: No.

Dispatcher: Are you in the living room?

Nicholas: No. Kitchen. Is somebody on their way, like an ambulance or something?

Dispatcher: Yes, sir, I've got you help sent out, OK?

Nicholas: OK. I swear it wasn't my fault. Just —

Dispatcher: Are you doing OK?

Nicholas: It hurts really bad.

Dispatcher: You hurt?

Nicholas: Mmm hmm.

Dispatcher: Do you have any animals in the house with you, or …

Nicholas: No.

Dispatcher: No?

Nicholas: No.

Dispatcher: OK. Is your house, is it far off the road, is it up close to the road?

Nicholas: It's close.

Dispatcher: OK.

Nicholas: I'm, I am so scared. I didn't — I — I didn't want to kill her. I hate Jeff so much. He's — he — he's going to make me die in prison.

Dispatcher: Is this Jeff you're talking about?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: Yes?

Nicholas: He couldn't have taken somebody else. No. He took me. He needs … (inaudible) … to be a stupid person

Dispatcher: Sir, can you see the front door from where you are right now?

Nicholas: It's not the front door but it's the door we always use.

Dispatcher: All right, sir?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: So, so can you see the front door from where you are in the kitchen?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: Yes? How far away do you think you are from the front door?

Nicholas: I don't know.

Dispatcher: About 20 feet? 30 feet? Somewhere around there?

Nicholas: The size of a normal kitchen.

Dispatcher: I know you're in your kitchen. Um, are you very close to the door?

Nicholas: No, I am against the back wall.

Dispatcher: OK.

Nicholas: Am I going to get in trouble? Well yeah, obviously.

Dispatcher: We're going to get you help out there, OK? I know you're hurt, all right. I know you're hurting. Is your leg, do you still have a towel or anything on your leg?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: OK. Can you, can you press it down on there that way it stops the bleeding, can help stop it? Just press it on there hard, OK?

Nicholas: OK. Um, Um uh, I'm sorry, I stutter.

Dispatcher: No, that's fine. That is perfectly OK, Donovan. That's OK. OK?

Nicholas: OK. Is … is the people that are going to be in my house, are they, are they going to hurt me?

Dispatcher: Sir, nobody is going to hurt you, OK. Nobody wants to hurt you all right?

Nicholas: OK.

Dispatcher: Nobody wants to hurt you. They just want to help you, OK?

Nicholas: Just no Tasing or pepper spray or nothing like that? I swear I am not going to hurt anybody else. It wasn't my fault. I'm just hurt.

Dispatcher: Are you doing OK?

Nicholas: It hurts.

Dispatcher: It hurts really bad? What kind of knife did Jeff use?

Nicholas: A kitchen knife.

Dispatcher: He, he used a kitchen knife, was it a big one?

Nicholas: It was a medium-sized one. It's bigger than a steak knife but smaller than a bread knife. Ow. I'm just so scared. I don't want to die in prison. I swear it wasn't my fault.

Dispatcher: You said Jeff did it. Is Jeff there? Is he still there with you?

Nicholas: Well yeah, he —

Dispatcher; Yeah?

Nicholas: Yeah, he's always, he's always inside me. He always talks to me, he, well — here, here they are.

Dispatcher: Where, who's there?

Nicholas: The police or the people —

Dispatcher: The people to help you?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: All right. Are you still sitting on the ground?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: OK.

Nicholas: They just walked past my door.

Dispatcher: OK. Did you — all right and your leg, do you still have that towel on that leg?

Nicholas: Yes.

Dispatcher: OK, you do?

Nicholas: Yes. Why are they just standing there?

Dispatcher: You're just sitting there? You're against the back wall? Are you, OK? Donovan?

Deputy: You, OK? Anybody need help here?

Nicholas: My mom.

Deputy: (inaudible) Hands behind your back. Don't move. Who's out there?


Ridgewood neighbors on high alert after weekend break-ins

West Liberty victim attends court hearing for accused school shooter

Police working to ID body found near Buck Creek | Springfield Crime

Springfield troopers find 35 stolen credit cards, fake IDs during stop

Shawnee cancels more baseball games amid investigation

About the Author