Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

15-Year-Old Missouri Girl Charged with Murder of Parents

Daejona Holmes was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and with tampering with physical evidence, according to the Jackson County prosecutor's office.

Associated Press

Updated:August 7, 2018, 8:27 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
15-Year-Old Missouri Girl Charged with Murder of Parents
Image for representation. (Network18 Creatives)
Loading...

Kansas City: A 15-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, girl who was charged Monday with killing her parents searched for "Scary movies where kids kill parents" before the shootings in April, according to court documents.

Daejona Holmes was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and with tampering with physical evidence, according to the Jackson County prosecutor's office. She has been certified to be tried as an adult in the April 9 deaths of Kinderly Holmes, 37, and Brian Starr, 38. The couple was found dead from gunshot wounds at their home.

Holmes initially told the dispatcher that a robber shot her parents but later told officers who found her at a fast food restaurant that she shot her father after he shot her mother, according to court documents.

Police said a search warrant of Holmes' phone showed the search for movies where parents are killed and rap lyrics about wanting her father dead. Detectives also found a video from Feb. 15 that showed Daejona Holmes dancing in her bedroom while holding a handgun, according to the records.

In court documents, police said Holmes told investigators that she heard her parents arguing and then heard a gunshot. She went upstairs and found her mother dead, with a handgun beside her. She reportedly told police she grabbed the gun and shot her father as he walked toward her. She said as she ran to the fast food restaurant, she threw the handgun in a neighbor's yard. She also reportedly told investigators she first said a robber killed her parents because she was scared.

Data also found Holmes made several calls in the hour before she called 911. Several of the calls were to a friend who told police he met Daejona near the fast food restaurant and persuaded her to call 911.

Prosecutors are seeking a $150,000 bond.​

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results