Mother of Collier murder suspect says daughter was abusing her

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- We're learning more about a disturbing case in Collier County where deputies say a daughter killed her father.

Rocquel Priser is currently sitting in the Collier County Jail, charged with shooting her father, Rocky Priser, in the back of the head.

Rocquel's mother later ran off and was found alive in the woods, then taken to the hospital.  However, the mom didn't report any concern for husband's safety for days.

Now, in 911 tapes just released to 4 in Your Corner, we're learning why the alleged shooting may not have been the first time Rocquel went after her parents.

On July 5th, a hospital staff member called 911 to report the abuse.

911: “The patient's mother says that she's being abused?”
Caller: “Yes.”
911: “Or that their mother is abusing her?”
Caller: “No the patient's daughter is abusing her.”

That's from the hospital Rocquel's mother was at.

After a few days, the mom asked deputies to perform a welfare check on her husband and daughter.  When deputies got there, they say there was a quote "pungent odor of dog and death coming from the house."

After a few hours of negotiating with Rocquel, they entered the home to find Rocky's body inside the house.

Priser is facing a non-premeditated murder charge and an aggravated battery charge.  She's in Collier County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Print this article Back to Top