Texas girl, 12, accused of shooting dad and herself in murder pact with friend

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By Carina Murphy

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A 12 -year-old in Weatherford, Texas, reportedly shot herself and her father last week after making a murder pact with another child.

According to a statement posted by the Parker County Sheriff's Office on Facebook, the incident took place on Tuesday evening around 11:30PM in northwest Parker County, just west of Fort Worth.

After being called to investigate a potential shooting, deputies reportedly discovered the 12-year-old girl lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, and a handgun underneath her.

Her 38-year-old father was discovered inside the family house with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

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Weatherford, Texas. Credit: Bob Daemmrich / Alamy

"Both victims were transported to local hospitals by air ambulance," the statement recalled. It added that the Sheriff's office could not identify either victim, saying: "The sheriff’s office does not identify juvenile suspects. Therefore, we are not releasing the adults’ names in order to protect their identities."

However, the office did reveal startling details about what they believe motivated the young girl to commit such a violent crime.

According to Sheriff's CID members, the 12-year-old had hatched a "murder plot" with another young girl, who also planned to kill her family so that the pair could run away together.

"Sheriff’s CID members discovered during their investigation that the juvenile suspect had planned for several weeks to murder her family and pets and had been in contact with another juvenile female from Lufkin, TX, regarding the murder plot," the statement explained.

"The other juvenile female had also planned to murder her father, but did not go through with the plan," it continued, adding: "The pair had then planned for the Weatherford juvenile to drive to Lufkin, pick up the second juvenile suspect and run away together to Georgia."

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Lufkin, Texas. Credit: roberto galan / Alamy

Investigators have reportedly charged the second juvenile with criminal conspiracy.

Authorities have yet to clarify whether either victim of the shooting will or won't survive their injuries.

Sheriff Russ Authier said that the age of both juvenile suspects meant that limited information would be released regarding the case.

"Due to the injuries, the age of the juveniles, and the sensitive case matter, information released regarding this case will be limited," he said.

Featured Image Credit: Jack Sullivan / Alamy

Texas girl, 12, accused of shooting dad and herself in murder pact with friend

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By Carina Murphy

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A 12 -year-old in Weatherford, Texas, reportedly shot herself and her father last week after making a murder pact with another child.

According to a statement posted by the Parker County Sheriff's Office on Facebook, the incident took place on Tuesday evening around 11:30PM in northwest Parker County, just west of Fort Worth.

After being called to investigate a potential shooting, deputies reportedly discovered the 12-year-old girl lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, and a handgun underneath her.

Her 38-year-old father was discovered inside the family house with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

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Weatherford, Texas. Credit: Bob Daemmrich / Alamy

"Both victims were transported to local hospitals by air ambulance," the statement recalled. It added that the Sheriff's office could not identify either victim, saying: "The sheriff’s office does not identify juvenile suspects. Therefore, we are not releasing the adults’ names in order to protect their identities."

However, the office did reveal startling details about what they believe motivated the young girl to commit such a violent crime.

According to Sheriff's CID members, the 12-year-old had hatched a "murder plot" with another young girl, who also planned to kill her family so that the pair could run away together.

"Sheriff’s CID members discovered during their investigation that the juvenile suspect had planned for several weeks to murder her family and pets and had been in contact with another juvenile female from Lufkin, TX, regarding the murder plot," the statement explained.

"The other juvenile female had also planned to murder her father, but did not go through with the plan," it continued, adding: "The pair had then planned for the Weatherford juvenile to drive to Lufkin, pick up the second juvenile suspect and run away together to Georgia."

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Lufkin, Texas. Credit: roberto galan / Alamy

Investigators have reportedly charged the second juvenile with criminal conspiracy.

Authorities have yet to clarify whether either victim of the shooting will or won't survive their injuries.

Sheriff Russ Authier said that the age of both juvenile suspects meant that limited information would be released regarding the case.

"Due to the injuries, the age of the juveniles, and the sensitive case matter, information released regarding this case will be limited," he said.

Featured Image Credit: Jack Sullivan / Alamy