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Cops: 14-Year-Old Killed His Whole Family - Page 2

Police in Alabama say 14-year-old murdered his father, stepmom, and 3 siblings
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2019 7:27 AM CDT
Updated Sep 3, 2019 12:26 PM CDT

  • The weapon: Investigators found a 9mm handgun that had been tossed outside by the road, per the AP.
  • Initial story: The alleged shooter repeated his story about hearing gunshots when deputies arrived, reports CNN. In a matter of hours, however, the sheriff's office said the teen had confessed.
  • Neighbors: "We are just still in shock," neighbor Karen Erwin tells AL.com. The newspaper describes the community as a quiet one of modest homes. She said the slain family were "good people." Elkmont has fewer than 500 people and lies just south of the Tennessee border, per CNN. It's about 45 minutes from Huntsville.
  • High school student: The alleged shooter went to Elkmont High School and at least one of the slain siblings attended school in the same district. Counselors were on hand at Elkmont Elementary. "Limestone County Schools is deeply saddened by the tragic event," says a spokeswoman. "We are concentrating our efforts in assisting our students, faculty and community in dealing with this tragedy."
(Read more Alabama stories.)

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