Texas, U.S. – Texas 17-year-old Jake Evans says he killed his sister Mallory, 15, and his mother Jamie, 48. Then he calmly called 911. “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,” he told the dispatcher.
Jake Evans, 17, called 911 to say that he shot and killed his mother and sister with a .22 revolver in the family’s Aledo, Texas, home.
“I am pretty, I guess, evil…” he told the police dispatcher, during the 911 call around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
When asked why he killed his mother and sister, Jake explained that he was not even particularly mad at them.
But he did eventually stumble through a confused explanation of his motive: “I don’t really like people’s attitude (sic). They’re verbally rude to each other and stuff like that,” the homeschooled teenager said.
Jake was concerned that thoughts of the murders might torment him and asked the dispatcher if she knew of any medications that might help: “I’m really worried about nightmares and stuff like that. I don’t mean to sound like a wimp or anything, but I’ve never done anything violent in my whole life.”
The dispatcher kept Jake on the line for about 25 minutes until the police arrived at his expensive house in a gated community. The dispatcher then asked Jake to walk outside very slowly with his hands up in the air.
Deputies arrested him. He has been charged with capital murder and denied bail. The case is still being investigated.
Evans’ mother was a teacher and assistant principal at a local school before retiring in 2004. His father was out of town on business when the murders occurred, but rushed home immediately. Jake has two other sisters who were not home during the killings. One was scheduled to visit from college this weekend.
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