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Parker County teen Jake Evans indicted in family murders

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A Parker County grand jury on Friday indicted a 17-year-old boy for the capital murder of his mother and sister.

A court document shows Jake Evans is facing three counts: one for shooting his sister at the top of the stairs, one for shooting her after she rolled down the stairs, and one for fatally shooting his mother.

Evans was eerily calm back in October when he called 911 and confessed to the fatal shootings.

"I just killed my mom and my sister," he said to the dispatcher. "I wasn't even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I've been kind of planning on killing for a while now."

According to police documents, the shootings happened shortly after midnight October 4 at the Evans' upscale home in Aledo. When deputies arrived, they found 47-year-old mom Jami and 15-year-old sister Mallory dead inside, and a .22 handgun on the kitchen table.

Documents show Jake Evans surrendered calmly and peacefully.

The teen told the sheriff's department he stole the .22 revolver from his grandfather, a former Fort Worth police officer who lived nearby. Two older siblings and Evans' father, Darryl Evans, were not at home during the shootings. Sheriff Larry Fowler said Evans reloaded at least once.

Jami Evans was a former first-grade teacher and assistant principal who worked at two Aledo ISD. She was already homeschooling Mallory in January 2010, then began homeschooling her son in January 2011. Sheriff Fowler acknowledged Evans was "abruptly" pulled from public school, but did not elaborate.


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