Texas girl, 12, shoots father, 38, in 'murder pact with friend'

Texas girl, 12, shoots father, 38, in 'murder pact with friend'

09/25/2022

Texas girl, 12, shoots her father, 38, in abdomen then herself in the head in ‘murder pact with friend to kill families and pets’ – before other girl backed out

  • The 12-year-old girl was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the street outside her home in Weatherford, Texas, last Tuesday night
  • Inside the home the girl’s father, 38, was found with a gunshot to the abdomen
  • Both the girl and her father were airlifted to a nearby hospital, and their conditions remain unknown 
  •  The Parker County Sheriff’s Office said the girl, 12, and her friend spent weeks planning to kill their families – and pets – then drive off together to Georgia
  • The girl’s friend did not go through with her end of the murder plot, but she was charged with criminal conspiracy for the plan

A 12-year-old girl from Texas shot her father as part of a murder-pact she made with her friend, officials said.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, the girls spent weeks plotting to kill their families – and their pets – then drive off together to Georgia.

But the friend didn’t come through on her end of the bargain, and the 12-year-old girl ended up turning the gun on herself in the street just outside her home after she fired on her father.

‘Sheriff’s investigators said the juvenile is believed to have shot her father, fled the scene, and later shot herself. A handgun was located lying underneath the juvenile suspect,’ police said in a press release.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, the girls spent weeks plotting to kill their families – and their pets – then drive off together to Georgia

Cops said they responded to reports of a shooting around 11:30pm last Tuesday in Weatherford, Texas, a small city about 30 miles west of Fort Worth. 

When they arrived they found the girl lying in the street in front of the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Inside the house cops found her 38-year-old father with a gunshot to the abdomen.

Both were airlifted to a nearby hospital, and their conditions remains unknown.

Cops said after shooting her father, the girl planned to drive about 230 miles to the town of Lufkin, Texas, where she intended to pick up her friend on and begin their runaway.

Cops said they responded to reports of a shooting around 11:30pm last Tuesday in Weatherford, Texas, a small city about 30 miles west of Fort Worth

It remains unclear why the girls wanted to kill their families and runaway. 

‘It doesn’t matter if they live in a small town or a big city. Things like this can happen, unfortunately,’ Lufkin Communications Director, Jessica Pebsworth, said. 

‘I will say that this case is definitely a time to remind parents that it’s very important to know who your children are friends with, whether that’s in the classroom, social media apps, Snapchat, TikTok and then also gaming platforms.’ 

Cops said they are withholding the names of the girls due to their age, and are also not releasing the name of the wounded father to protect the kids.

Police said the girl from Lufkin was charged with criminal conspiracy for the plot.

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