This is a horrible situation. And this is one very disturbed boy. Let’s hope this kid can get some help while behind bars. And that he’ll stay there for a long, long time.
A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy is accused of shooting his mother and 8-year-old brother once each in the forehead as they slept and then trying to frame his father for the killings.
State Police Trooper Stephen Limani says Jacob Remaley called 911 just before 7am Wednesday, saying his mother and younger brother were dead and his father placed a gun in his bed before leaving the house.
State police say Jacob later confessed that he took an unloaded handgun from atop the refrigerator, loaded it with a magazine and intentionally shot 46-year-old Dana Remaley and Caleb Remaley in their beds after his father, David, went to work.
Remaley also allegedly told police he would have shot his father, too, had he been home.
David Remaley had left the house to go to work at a VA hospital at around 5.40am and was not harmed.
On Wednesday, the 14-year-old suspect was charged as an adult with two counts each of criminal homicide and third-degree murder. He is expected to be formally arraigned following the completion of an unspecified medical treatment and a mental health evaluation.
Limani says the only indication of a motive is that the teen and his parents weren’t getting along lately, but by all accounts, Jacob and his younger brother were on good terms.
According to a probable cause affidavit cited by TribLive.com, Jacob shot first his mother, then his brother in the forehead with a Ruger .380 handgun inside the family’s home on Thermo Village Road in New Stanton just before 7am.
At 6.53am, Jacob made a 911 call telling a dispatcher that his father had shot his mother and brother.
‘Why didn’t he kill me? I need help,’ Remaley was quoted in the affidavit as telling the operator.
He then hung up the phone, but called back a short time later, loudly accusing the operator of hanging up on him and demanding that an ambulance be sent to his home.