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Ex-Wife Says 9-1-1 Caller Always Sounded Calm When Mad

Ex-Wife Says 9-1-1 Caller Always Sounded Calm When Mad



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Alex Cabrero Reporting Test results on how a four-month old baby died are not available yet. Christian D'Agnillo and his parents were found dead inside their South Ogden apartment almost two weeks ago.

Mark D'Agnillo made that 9-1-1 call. He's the man police believe shot his wife, then himself. In the 9-1-1 tape his voice is surprisingly calm. But D'Agnillo's ex-wife says that's how he always sounded, when he was mad.

9-1-1 Tape: “And what’s the problem? Tell me exactly what happened.”

D’Agnillo: “Uh, well, we need…we need some help here.”

Even at the end, Mark D'Agnillo is calm.

9-1-1 Tape: “What’s the problem?”

D’Agnillo: “Actually, there’s, well, there’s been, you got to…there’s just some problems.”

We now know what happened. South Ogden police say D'Agnillo shot his wife, then himself. Lab results will determine how their four-month old son died. D'Agnillo only said he needed medical help, but wouldn't go into details.

Lt. Darin Parke, South Ogden Police Dept.: “That's exactly what our officers were facing. They had limited info that there was a problem at an apartment."

So when no one answered the door they left, thinking there was no emergency. Perhaps it was because how calm D'Agnillo sounded in his 9-1-1 call, but his ex-wife says that's how he sounds when he's mad.

Rebecca Yoxall, Mark's Ex-wife: "He'd be silent, and that would scare the crap out of me more than anything, because I knew crap was going through his head, and wouldn't talk. It's like he would freeze inside."

Of course, police had no idea. Since the start of the year there have been 443 calls to 9-1-1 in South Ogden. 361 were mistakes or non-emergency calls; that's more than 80-percent. Only 23 calls, 5-percent, were actual police emergencies, maybe explaining why officers figured nothing was wrong.

Lt. Darin Parke: "If we have enough info off a 9-1-1 call when we arrive, we will kick a door for a medical emergency."

Of course, D'Agnillo told 9-1-1 he needed medical help.

Test results on how the baby died should be back in a couple of weeks, which might show if he was alive when police were at the door.

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