A Second Girl in the Plot Planned To Murder Her Father but Backed Out
PARKER COUNTY, Texas — A Lufkin girl has been charged with criminal conspiracy after officials in North Texas say she plotted to kill her father as a part of a plan with a Parker County girl, in which they would later run away together to Georgia.
In Parker County, sheriff’s office investigators were called to a shooting around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to find a 12-year-old girl lying in the street with what looked like a gunshot to the head, Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said.
Deputies then found her 38-year-old father inside the family’s residence with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, the sheriff’s office reported. Both are currently hospitalized. Investigators believe that the girl shot her father, left the home and then shot herself. Deputies found a handgun lying underneath the girl, the sheriff’s office said.
Emergency medical personnel transported the man and girl to local hospitals by ambulance. A representative for the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to an inquiry from NBC News about their current conditions or whether the 12-year-old had been charged.
Police said the shootings were allegedly part of a murder plot the girl made weeks earlier with another girl in Lufkin, Texas, a city about 230 miles southeast of Weatherford. The girls allegedly planned to murder their families and pets and then run away together to Georgia, according to the sheriff’s office.
The girl in Lufkin allegedly planned to murder her father but did not go through with it, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said, adding that their investigators have charged her with criminal conspiracy in the planning of the alleged murder plot and that Lufkin Police are also investigating the incident.