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Murder Confession: Teen Copies Halloween Film
A Texas teenager has confessed to police that he shot his mother and sister after repeatedly watching a horror film about a boy who kills without remorse.
Newly released evidence in the case includes a four-page document handwritten by Jake Evans.
In it he calmly explained how he planned to kill several members of his family last October - inspired by the 2007 remake of the horror classic Halloween.
The film is about a young boy who knifes to death his sister and others, and escapes a mental hospital years later to continue killing as an adult.
"While watching it, I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had," the 17-year-old wrote, just hours after the event.
"Afterward, I was thinking to myself it would be the same for me when I kill someone."
He said in the confession that he initially planned on using a knife to murder his mother Jami and 15-year-old sister Mallory at their home in Aledo.
"I went back upstairs and kept pacing back and forth imagining killing Mallory," he wrote.
"Thoughts of causing her pain kept entering my mind and were really bothering me. But then I'd think about the times she hurt my feelings."
Evans described how earlier that day, he and his sister had argued after he accused her of making a racist comment.
He said he sat on the sofa having a pillow fight with his sister with a knife in his pocket.
But then he changed his mind.
"After a while, I thought to myself that if I were to kill my mom and Mallory, I wouldn't want them to feel anything, so I decided to kill them both with the .22 revolver I stole from my grandpa," he wrote.
"I then spent probably over an hour walking nervously around the house thinking how life will never be the same and how I would never see them again."
Evans described knocking on his sister's bedroom door at about 11.15pm and shooting her in the back and head.
He then went downstairs and shot his mother.
"As I emptied the shells on my bed, I heard noises and realised that Mallory was still alive," he wrote.
"While I loaded the gun back up, I was shouting that I was sorry and then ran as fast as I could to kill her. I made sure my mom was dead and shot her again in the head."
Evans called 911 and told the dispatcher what he had done.
"I know now though that I'm done with killing," he said at the end of his statement. "What happened last night will haunt me forever."
what do you think?
They gonna ban horror films too? If he didn't have a gun he would've used another method. Guns don't kill, people do.
Not sure why you got voted down for that Jimmy. As much as I hate guns, and fervently wish they'd never been invented, anybody who wants to kill will find a weapon. A rolling pin in the hands of an abused woman can kill, but you don't blame the weapon, you blame the person holding it.
And now I come to think of it, i don't think the kid in the film used a gun...
He didn't copy film just used it as an excuse to kill
another american nut!!!
If he did it in the UK he be out of jail in ten years
Truly terrifying... i'm disgusted and terrified... The language he used is absolutely horrifying..
How can one country breed so many nutters
Nothing to do with films. More to do with the fact he's a right head-the-ball.
there is far too much that has become far too acceptable both in films, in music lyrics and in the news.....of course these things have an impact, violence breeds violence and its all part of everyday life now....on the news everyday, on the radio every half hour.....r.i.p xxx
Obviously, for his age, he never learned to do joined up handwriting, is my first impression. Noticeably, he doesn't know that "killing" has no letter "e" in it. It looks as though he was saying that he started to have a pillow fight with his sister. Probably, he also played violent video games all day long and seems to have known how to use real guns. Perhaps, he had friends who played with real guns, secretly, in the Texan desert? He seems half intelligent and half not intelligent. His writing is full of long words combined with bad spelling and it all appears like the writing of someone far younger. I have sometimes wondered if during childhood, the brain grows and changes, thus causing bouts of insanity in everyone, during middle age years the brain undergoes further changes, then as people get older, the brain goes the opposite way of how childrens' brains develop and grow. Thus, everyone seems almost doomed to experience episodes of brain-change-causing-spontaneous-insanity? It seems to be happening a lot, lately, children killing with real guns in America.
anyone who can not see a relation between music, films and video games, and bad behavior is clueless. this is just the beginning......
Millions of people everyday watch or use films and video games , and guess what ? They don't kill anyone !
I must be clueless then Ali as i like all 3. You do realise we had 2 world wars long before games and films and music like this?
lord the level of respect of the youth in this day and age is shocking watch the statistics increase for this kinda thing
Deranged. Simple as.