Idaho Man Faces 4 Murder Charges After Allegedly Shooting His Neighbors
A 31-year-old Idaho man reportedly “lost it” after he claimed one of his teen neighbors exposed himself to his young daughters.
On Father’s Day, June 18, 2023, Majorjon Kaylor, a 31-year-old father, went next door and allegedly murdered four of his neighbors, including two teenagers. He was arrested that evening shortly after the shooting. According to The New York Times, he has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary.
The victims included 65-year-old Kenneth Guardipee; his 41-year-old daughter Kenna Guardipee; and her sons 16-year-old Aiken Smith and 18-year-old Devin Smith. They shared a duplex in Kellogg, Idaho, which is approximately 400 miles north of Boise, reported the Associated Press.
A few days before the shooting, on June 13, Kaylor called the police and accused Devin Smith of exposing himself from an open bedroom window in full view of Kaylor’s young daughters who were playing in the yard.
On the evening of the murders, Kaylor and his wife, Kaylie Kaylor, got into an argument with Kenna Guardipee about the allegation and the possibility that the teen wasn’t facing consequences for his actions. Kaylor then allegedly shot Guardipee and her father, Kenneth Guardipee. His wife reported that she heard gunfire and saw them fall to the ground. She then heard more gunshots as he went further into the home.
According to PEOPLE, Kaylor said he “snapped” and “lost it” when he shot his neighbors, then he stopped talking and asked for a lawyer. He asked his wife to tell their children that he protected them, and said he did what he had to do.
In Idaho, a first-result murder charge can result in the death penalty.
The judge set no bail for Kaylor, and he kept his head bowed during the hearing as the victim’s names were read aloud, reported KHQ. At a status conference scheduled for July 3, Judge Oxendine will determine whether they will move forward with the trial. Meanwhile Kaylor will remain at the Shoshone County Jail.