17-Year-Old Kills His Mother and Sister, Calls 911 to Turn Himself In

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Jake Evans’ confession to killing his mother and sister was chilling. “I don’t know … it’s weird. I wasn’t even really angry with them. It just kind of happened,” he told a 911 dispatcher, shortly after he shot them in their family home in Aledo, Texas. “I’ve been kind of planning on killing for a while now,” the 17-year-old  said.

Evans shot his mother Jamie, 48, and sister Mallory, 15, with a .22 revolver, the New York Daily News reported. He called 911 afterward, at 12:30 a.m. on Friday. “I am pretty, I guess, evil … whatever,” he told the 911 operator.

The police dispatcher kept Evans on the phone for about 25 minutes until sheriff’s deputies arrived at the family’s house in a gated community and arrested him. Evans’ father was out of town on business, and his two other sisters weren’t home, though one was supposed to visit from college this weekend.

While on the phone, Evans asked the dispatcher about medications that might help with nightmares and thoughts about the murders. “I don’t mean to sound like a wimp or anything, but this is — wow. I’ve never, like, done anything violent in my whole life,” he said.

“I just thought it would be quick, you know?” CNHI News Service reported Evans telling the dispatcher. “I didn’t want them to feel any pain. That’s why I used a gun, but it was like everything went wrong.”

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It’s hard to imagine that anyone could be capable of killing their own family members in such an unrepentant manner. A piece in the New York Times investigated “callous-unemotional” children — who lack remorse and empathy and are at risk of becoming psychopaths as adults — earlier this year. While the research is controversial, the Times reported that many psychologists believe that psychopathy is a neurological condition, one that can be identified even in children just 5 years old.

Sheriff Larry Fowler told CNHI News Service that there was no history of mental illness, no drug or alcohol abuse and that the family seemed stable.

Evans also appears to indicate some kind of remorse, telling the dispatcher that he would never forget his sister’s screams. However, he also said he could have shot “pretty much anybody.” His motives are still a mystery, Fowler said.

Evans has been charged with capital murder and denied bail.

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57 comments
AlisonBell
AlisonBell

Many are saying that he shows remorse, but he mostly gives thought to how this will potentially change him in the future or what he is expected to feel. Also, most of his concerns, such as nightmares, are directed towards himself and not the dead family members. I do not agree with people who are claiming that he shows emotions that rule out psychopathy. 

sunshine9472
sunshine9472

Just so you all know in the state of Texas he will be tried as an adult for his crime therefore he is not considered a child in the eyes of the law....True story!

Sinmvooo
Sinmvooo

Wow thats messed up man, I say off with his head!

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c-ya
c-ya

Sociopaths are unfortunately born. They dont have consciences, and are worse coming from unstable environments. There needs to be education on the level of parenting in spotting them and education on how to parent them.

MelissaKinnairdCoy
MelissaKinnairdCoy

The 911 call is heartbreaking, it is obvious that the kid has issues. Two people have lost their lives, his is ruined & the rest of the family will never be the same. Our children are so desensitized to violence, I think sometimes they blur the line between what is real and what isn't. I just pray that he is able to get help along with the rest of the family. 

Virender Singh Rawat
Virender Singh Rawat

such things are bound  to happen and increase in number as their is a break down in the basic concept of family in the west. Emotions or relations have no meaning. It is not that it is wide spread but it is bound to rise in the near future.

Kamendra Kishore Verma
Kamendra Kishore Verma

Such incidences are occurring in society because of "lack of unlearning". We need to take notice of such incidences and try to find reasons behind brutal and inhuman reactions.

There is something called "Unlearning Syndrome" . Person and families may be having disease which does not allow them to think present in right perspectives. If such situations continue for long time, anything brutal or unwanted events can take place.

The similar situation was here in India when one of the famous politician was killed by his own brother by point blank distance and he then surrendered to police without remorse.

Unlearning need to be introduced in school, college and in society to understand human behavior of 21st century. I have written a book of 416 pages to understand this complex word called "unlearning". I shall request all whoever want to find the solutions or reasons for brutal incidences, my book may help us to understand society and individual.

Unlearn before u learn.

houndog2g
houndog2g

What stood out most in my mind was that the kid asked for drugs to help him with nightmares. He didn't say he was afraid of the nightmares and I didn't hear for sure whether the nightmares would begin after he murdered his family members in cold blood or if he had been having nightmares already. But he specifically asked about drugs to treat them. Maybe it was shock, but his answers sounded a little like he was doing damage control. Judging from some of the comments I've read sound likes it worked. As for his family I feel sorry for their loss. That's who gets my pity, thoughts and prayers, not the murderer.

Vadim Alhasov
Vadim Alhasov

Father of this boy should be jailed for life, because couldn't keep his gun secure out of reach for idiot son  

Keturah Harmony
Keturah Harmony

I keep on tellin'um it all works the best as a movie tsnami hauntings never work well in real time OH WELL #Scenicville4evah

TheKingofFunnyFaces
TheKingofFunnyFaces

"It’s hard to imagine that anyone could be capable of killing their own family members in such an unrepentant manner."did you listen to the video?

 

lolkfds
lolkfds

Can ya'll shut up. Two people just lost their lives and people are trying to affiliate this with race.  It doesn't matter if he was purple or turquoise. You guys are ridiculous. 

Dori Sinclair
Dori Sinclair

He's not a psychopath. He still shows signs of remorse an guilt and didn't kill for an apparent reason like to take advantage or anything but more from his own internal emotional stress.

Takumi Fujiwara
Takumi Fujiwara

Yo, to be fair.. I don't think any of you know what's going through his kid's head. So quit wasting your time and stop arguing in the comments section of this article. He's obviously very disturbed, so get off your soap box and leave the judging to the justice system, or God.

Smudge14
Smudge14

Teenagers have difficult moments, and their minds have to deal with alot.  Many go overboard with their emotions and actions.  This young man is intelligent and very much aware of what he wanted to do and did.  It was preplanned.  He seems very blank and far away, and his voice sounded tired.  And, of course his family are going to be devestated. Perhaps he's hoping for leniency in his sentence, by confessioning . He's only 17 and will not be tried as an adult, perhaps he will be.  When we go through various stages of life or frames of mind, there is too much that we can use against ourselves and others.  It's a shame that weapons are too readily available, instead of talking out your feelings.  Sometimes that not enough.  I wish his family well.

YourNotAlone88
YourNotAlone88

To all of you who says he should be sentenced to death: SHAME. ON. YOU.

How dare you lack sympathy for someone who clearly has mental health issues? Obviously what he did was horrible, but you must understand that he wasn't in the right frame of mind. As someone who has been dealing with depression, I can speak for this young boy that when you are in that state of mind, it's like someone else is living in your body, and you cannot control it or make it go away, it just goes away when it wants to. You have no control over it. So please think about you are saying, because a lot of you clearly need to get a reality check if you really believe that this young boy deserves to be tortured.

He deserves to get psychiatric and psychologic help. And also, if he really is a psychopath, he wouldn't have called the police. He would have just run away like the rest of the 'psychopaths' in the world. Obviously, it was a cry for help when he called the police. My heart goes out to this kid. Get well soon, bud.

YourNotAlone88
YourNotAlone88

To all of you who says he should be sentenced to death: SHAME. ON. YOU.

How dare you lack sympathy for someone who clearly has mental health issues? Obviously what he did was horrible, but you must understand that he wasn't in the right frame of mind. As someone who has been dealing with depression, I can speak for this young boy that when you are in that state of mind, it's like someone else is living in your body, and you cannot control it or make it go away, it just goes away when it wants to. You have no control over it. So please think about you are saying, because a lot of you clearly need to  get a reality check if you really believe that this young boy deserves to be tortured.

He deserves to get psychiatric and psychologic help. And also, if he really is a psychopath, he wouldn't have called the police. He would have just run away like the rest of the 'psychopaths' in the world. Obviously, it was a cry for help when he called the police. My heart goes out to this kid. Get well soon, bud.

Tucker
Tucker

We are all just arm chair detectives. We have no idea if this kid was mentally unstable or just plain sick. If it turns out he is mentally unstable, I hope the justice system can get him the help he needs. Otherwise, he needs to be behind bars for the rest of his life. 

Natalie Smith Mahaffey
Natalie Smith Mahaffey

Yeah, the kid obviously has mental issues, but I also think what we hear in the 911 tape is a kid who is in shock over a violent act he just committed. The fact that he starts to hyperventilate and has to be calmed down says a lot as to his emotional state. He calls in the murders right after he commits them. Most people wouldn't do that. He's obviously screaming out for help. While I do think he should have the book thrown at him for his crimes, I also hope he really gets help from the system.

NimrahGhazanfar
NimrahGhazanfar

and i am thinking if this guy was a Muslim he would have been termed as a terrorist in a sec and yet people are defending him..... PATHETIC is the word! 

rubberjunkie
rubberjunkie

Wow, I can't believe people are defending him.  He's a sick little s%amp;t and I hope he goes away for a long time.

axjones
axjones

The poor kid is apparently disconnected to what he was doing. His calm came from the long term ignorance of his emotional needs, which he described as "they kinda suffocated me"...... Such kid is the least who should be receiving home schooling, he needs to have time away from his mother/sisters and be with his schoolmates and friends. What a tragedy!

Kick Marolac
Kick Marolac

CHILLING. OMFG is that whacked! That kid is a Psychopath.

Post Scriptum
Post Scriptum

How does it take the police so long to get to the house?????

Brian Hamel
Brian Hamel

First of all,  “I am pretty, I guess, evil… whatever,” was not exactly what was said. Time.com is editing to make him sound worse than he is. I understand it is murder, but the kid was in shock. It wasn't that he didn't care. He said "whatever" later on in a sentence. 

Of course the mass media needs to portray him as a sick evil person that could care less that he killed his family. Otherwise less people would pay attention.  The guy didn't  just do it, he probably did care but was too in shock to appear any more regret.