SEATTLE — The 911 tapes were released Thursday in which a caller calmly reported the murder of 96-year-old Phil Hamlin in his Normandy Park home on Jan. 25.
Caller: “I’d like to report a murder.”
Operator: “Who was murdered?”
Caller: (unintelligible) “Hamlin.”
Operator: “OK, and who murdered him?”
Caller: “I did.”
Operator: “OK, how did you murder him?”
Caller: “I shot him with a .38 special.”
Investigators say the caller was Shane Chamberlain, admitting to the killing of Hamlin.
Cops say the 22-year-old also beat the Hamlin’s granddaughter with a crowbar. She survived the attack.
Chamberlin is the estranged husband of Hamlin’s live-in caregiver and was staying at the house as a guest.
He pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges. He’s due back in court Feb. 24.