Texas teen says horror film inspired murder of mom, sister

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Aledo, TX, United States (4E) – A 17-year-old boy who shot and killed his mother and sister in their Aledo, Texas home in October admitted that watching the horror movie “Halloween” provided him the inspiration to the slayings.

The four-page confession by Jake Evans released Thursday during the trial for the murder of his 15-year-old sister, Mallory and 48-year-old mother, Jamie, stated his amazement on how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had.

Evans said he watched the Rob Zombie remake of Halloween, about a 10-year-old boy who murders several people and kills more 15 years later, three times earlier that week and believed it would be the same for him when he would kill someone.

It was reported that the confession was introduced as evidence.

The documents revealed Evans also planned to kill his grandparents who live nearby and his oldest sister who was there, and another older sister who was home from college.

He wrote that the night of the shooting, while his mother and sister were watching television, he “just sat in the living room thinking about how I was going to kill my family.”

He claimed that he grabbed a knife, but decided instead to use a gun stolen from his grandfather so his sister and mother would not feel pain.

He said “he spent over an hour walking nervously around the house thinking how life will never be the same and how I would never see them again” before he began the murders by knocking on his sister’s bedroom door and shooting her.

Evans then went to the study and shot his mother three times, before returning to his sister to shot her again after seeing that she was still alive. He then reportedly ensured his mother was dead by shooting her a few more times, according to the statement.

He also wrote that ‘I know now though that I’m done with killing. It’s the most dreadful and terrifying thing I will ever experience. And what happened last night will haunt me forever.’

After the shootings, he left the gun on the kitchen counter and called 911.

Evans was taken into custody by responding officers and was later charged with capital murder.

NBC reported that the teen’s father was in Washington, D.C. on business during the incident.

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