- "The thing about my family is I would protect them with my livelihood... but at the same time, if anyone was going to hurt them, it was going to be me."
- — Trey Sesler
After being interrogated, Sesler revealed his true intentions. He had actually killed his family to spare them from knowing what he planned on doing next. He had become so obsessed with serial killers and weapons that he ultimately wanted to shoot up the Waller Junior High School, and his goal was to kill at least 70 people. Although, he was caught before he could accomplish this.
Sesler was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole or appeal.
After the sentence was announced Thursday August 2nd 2012, family members were allowed to give statements about their thoughts on the crime, the effects that Sesler’s actions had on them and the community, and their hope that he could get the treatment they felt he needed while in prison.
Chief Rehak acknowledged that some might not be satisfied with the sentence, but said he thought it should bring some sort of closure.
- “Four months after this horrific incident occurred, we’ve got what’s the closest possible thing to closure I think we could attain,” said Rehak. “Is there justice in a case like this? I don’t know.” Waller County D.A. Elton Mathis Jr. applauded the efforts of law enforcement to bring the trial to a conclusion quickly.
“In my six years as District Attorney I have never seen law enforcement come together and work toward a common goal like they did the week following the Sesler murders,” Mathis said in a statement released to the media Friday August 3rd 2012, commending the efforts of everyone involved in Sesler’s prosecution.