- A 12-year-old Texas girl who was accused of shooting her father and then herself had passed away two days after the incident. Sheriff’s Office:. Girl had been in contact with another juvenile female from Lufkin, TX, discussing the murder plot. Investigators suspect she was engaged in the planning of the shooting.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office reported on Wednesday that a 12-year-old Texas girl who was accused of shooting her father and then herself as part of a murderous plot with another child had passed away two days after the incident.
Authorities reported that the event happened on September 20 at 11:30 p.m. at a residence in Weatherford, Texas, which is located in northwest Parker County and is roughly 40 miles west of Fort Worth.
Authorities said they believe the child shot her father, fled the scene, and then shot herself. Under the young lady, a firearm was discovered.
According to the Facebook post, “The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office did an autopsy and determined that the cause and manner of death was a suicide by gunshot wound to the head.”
Authorities reported that the father of the girl, 38, was found inside the residence of the family with an abdomen gunshot wound. According to CNN station KSAT, he was later discharged from the hospital and is expected to recover. Regarding his condition, CNN has contacted him.
According to the sheriff’s office, a second 12-year-old girl has been charged with conspiring to commit murder. Investigators suspect she was engaged in the planning of the shooting.
The Weatherford 12-year-old had “planned for several weeks to murder her family and pets and had been in contact with another juvenile female from Lufkin, TX, discussing the murder plot,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. Parker County is located more than 200 miles southeast of Lufkin.
Investigators said that the Lufkin girl also intended to murder her father but decided against doing so. According to officials, the girls had intended to go to Georgia after the killings.