Arkansas Teen Shoots, Kills 16-Year-Old Sister
Ozarks boy turns himself in to sheriff's office
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 3:56 PM CST
An Ozarks teen allegedly shot his 16-year-old sister yesterday.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A teenager in the Arkansas Ozarks turned himself in yesterday saying he had shot his 16-year-old sister, the Southwest Times Record reports. “He came in ... saying he needed to speak with someone because he had killed his sister,” Franklin Sheriff Anthony Boen said of the 15-year-old. Deputies found the sister shot dead in her bedroom, but have not yet revealed a motive in the shooting. “We confiscated several weapons from the home and the vehicle,” Boen said. “He was an avid hunter, and his father was an avid hunter, so they had several guns in the home.”

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Jan 17, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Its one of the sick things about American culture. You say you have the right to bear arms. Fine. That does not excuse the encouragement to bear arms that is so rampant in your society. You glamorize these instruments like they are sacred and act surprised when things like this happen.
Jan 17, 2012 12:43 PM CST
really cool rifle. Just found a venison chili recipe in field and stream....upsetting.....oh boy. so, will it be a LMN? jesus.....this guy..........parents of her boyfriend probably want to chew him up and spit him out. sinister. Bad timing, bad prank. Wholesome viewers don't get too upset,okay?
Jan 17, 2012 10:55 AM CST
This is no surprise, sad to say this, But this is the American scourge or as others see it, the American way of life. The American culture's love affair with the gun. I am a gun owner but growing up as a kid who liked to hunt I don't remember any one owning a machine gun or a rifle with thirty round clips. Those types of weapons Uncle Sam gave me and I had to give them back when I left his service. These types of weapons belong in the arms of the military and police not John Q. Public.