Family of Teen Killed in Girl's Room: Charge Her
They say girlfriend is at fault for lying about boy
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2014 12:23 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The family of the 17-year-old Texas boy who was shot and killed after sneaking into his girlfriend's bedroom says the girlfriend should be charged in his death. The 16-year-old girl has not been identified, but a grand jury is deciding whether her father should face any charges for shooting the teen after finding him in his daughter's bedroom. However, the family of victim Johran McCormick says the DA should also take action against his daughter, because she allegedly lied to her father and said she didn't know Johran—which arguably led to his death.

Their idea: The girl could be charged with accessory to murder or even involuntary manslaughter, KHOU reports. Activists including Johran's mom, Zakia McCormick, rallied yesterday in front of the home where he died. But earlier this month, experts told the Houston Chronicle that an indictment for murder against the father would be unlikely. Says one, "If it's perceived that there is a 'stranger' in his home, there could be a viable claim of self-defense or defense of others."

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Apr 4, 2014 8:14 PM CDT
I am not condoning the girl or the boy's behavior but who is the adult here? Also, you can shoot someone and disable them from leaving but not kill them, the young man did not have a gun or weapon, did not try to attack anyone or run, I think in this situation the father could have taken a moment to de escalate and yes we have kids. Now if he tried to lunge at him or his daughter was screaming bloody murder that she was attacked, etc., that is a different situation. Just a sad waste and we will never know if the girl said she knew him, if the man would not have shot him any way. I think it was pretty obvious from the way it is described a parent would know their child and know she was not being attacked by a stranger in this situation.
Apr 4, 2014 2:58 PM CDT
he had permission to be there he didnt break in!
Sapphire Diamond
Apr 4, 2014 11:29 AM CDT
Another Texas Yahoo with a gun. Shoot first ask questions later. Probably an NRA member too.