Pennsylvania Teen Kills Mom and Brother, Blames Dad

A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy fatally shot his mom and his kid brother as they slept — and then tried to blame the double killing on his dad, police said.

Jacob Remaley faces first-degree murder charges for the Wednesday morning murders of 46-year-old Dana Remaley and 8-year-old Caleb Remaley. Emergency crews found their bodies inside the family's New Stanton home after the teen called 911, claiming his dad was behind the killings.

"Why didn't he kill me? I need help," the 14-year-old told the emergency operators, according to CBS Pittsburg.

Police said Jacob Remaley attacked his mom and little brother after his dad left for work Wednesday morning. The teen grabbed his dad's gun from on top of the kitchen fridge and went to his parents' bedroom, where he shot his sleeping mother once in the forehead around 7 a.m.

Jacob Remaley then went to his brother's room and shot him in the head, too, police said.

The teen tossed the gun in his own bed and called 911. He told operators that his dad shot both victims and then planted the weapon in the teenager's bedroom.

Before police arrived at the family home, Jacob Remaley retrieved the gun from his bed and began walking around the neighborhood, police said. He chatted with a neighbor, who urged him to put the weapon down, and openly contemplated suicide, police records reports.

The 14-year-old suspect eventually threw the gun into a neighborhood yard. When police interviewed him, he admitted he was behind the shootings — and he claimed that he would have killed his dad, too, if he had still been at home.


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