Skip to comments.Confession: Horror Movie Gave Teen Idea to Kill Family
Posted on 01/24/2013 9:08:12 PM PST by Ironfocus
A Parker County 17-year-old wrote in a confession released Thursday that the horror movie remake of "Halloween" gave him the idea to kill his mother and sister.
Jake Evans is on trial for the Oct. 3 slayings of his 15-year-old sister, Mallory, and mother, Jami in their upscale Aledo home. The confession was introduced as evidence.
In a four-page written confession to police hours after his arrest, Evans said he had watched the remake of "Halloween" three times earlier that week.
The 2007 Rob Zombie film is about a 10-year-old boy who murders several people and kills a number of others 15 years later.
"While watching it, I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had," Evans wrote. "Afterward, I was thinking to myself it would be the same for me when I kill someone."
Later, as his mother and sister watched the presidential debate that night, he said he "just sat in the living room thinking about how I was going to kill my family."
He wrote that he got a knife.
"I went back upstairs and kept pacing back and forth imagining killing Mallory," he said. "Thoughts of causing her pain kept entering my mind and were really bothering me. But then I'd think about the times she hurt my feelings."
He later knocked on her bedroom door and asked her to watch the comedy movie "Water Boy."
Then he changed his plans.
"After a while, I thought to myself that if I were to kill my mom and Mallory, I wouldn't want them to feel anything, so I decided to kill them both with the .22 revolver I stole from my Grandpa," he wrote.
He said he thought about it some more.
"I then spent probably over an hour walking nervously around the house thinking how life will never be the same and how I would never see them again," he wrote.
He said he knocked on sister's door again and told her their mother needed her.
"She came out and out of the corner of her eye she saw me pointing the gun at her," he said. "She thought I was joking and told me that I was freaking her out. I shot her in the back and then the head." He then went to the study and shot his mother three times.
"In shock, I ran to my room and was screaming at the top of my lungs that I am really messed up and that I killed my mom and sister," he wrote.
"As I emptied the shells on my bed, I heard noizes (sic) and realized that Mallory was still alive," he said. "While I loaded the gun back up, I was shouting that I was sorry and then ran as fast as I could to kill her. I made sure my mom was dead and shot her again in the head."
He said he placed the gun on the counter and called 911.
Sheriff's deputies found the bodies of his mother and sister and arrested him.
In the last lines of his confession, he wrote: "I know now though that I'm done with killing. It's the most dreadful and terrifying thing I will ever experience. And what happened last night will haunt my forever."
And as a youth I watched many horror films and yet I didn’t kill anybody. Go figure.
Yup. Just like millions own guns and don’t kill anyone.
Well, I guess it’s a good thing he didn’t read Titus Andronicus.
What if he got the idea from reading a book? No books, no murders?
Guns don’t kill people. Movies don’t kill people. Psychopathic assholes kill people.
Yes. Or heard it from a friend. No friend, no murders. It just shows the absurdity of going after guns as a cause. It takes a sick mind to do something like this, and it is pretty stupid to blame movies, books or friends, or guns. But since the left is looking to place blame, here is a clear-cut opportunity to do so.
Exactly. But in our society blaming psychotic people for the murders doesn’t work, because that doesn’t help the government control more of our lives.
Why of course not silly. And soon, planty of ‘conservatives’ will be here to explain why movies and video games cause people to kill, and should be regulated, but books and guns should not.
I know, I know...I don’t get their ‘logic’ either. But it makes them ‘feel’ better to say so. Sorta like libs.
The kid was/is a pshycopath.
He is a sociopath, this kid was messed up long before he watched that movie. He isn’t expressing remorse, he is spouting what he thinks remorse should sound like.
There’s a movie out now about this exact thing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1785277/
“A Thousand Cuts” a Lionsgate production, sort of like Asylum films but, uh, classier, sort of like Lady Gaga is classier than Madonna, I suppose.
This is self-absolving frog snot.
The punk is looking for leniency by pushing the ‘somebody else is responsible for my actions” crap.
Total, manipulative psycho-babble.
Just as bogus, as Ted Bundy saying that watching porn made him want to kill women, right before he rode the lightning.
He just wanted to know what it would feel like. Aww, he's such a curious little boy.
Pay attention single mothers, you could be raising the next murderer.
A vacuum will be filled, and if it isn't filled with anything good then it will be filled with something else.
/clearly directed at the monster, not the Freeper who posted this.
No kidding. As industrial strength angry I got at my siblings and parents, it NEVER occurred to me to kill them.
I don’t think the movie caused the focus and obsession with killing. I think this kid’s focus and obsession with killing caused him to watch those types of movies.
Now he’s throwing himself on the mercy of the court because he’s a an orphan (sniff).
Guns don’t kill people—Movies kill people! Ban Movie Violence!
I fail to see what purpose is served by keeping him alive.
I fail to see what purpose is served by keeping him alive.
A predisposition to violence (whether obvious or not in this case), plus a trigger, equals murder.
Little $#!+s like this are why the courts should allow execution of “youthful offenders.”
Preferably a long, painful (but not unusual) death - like burning to death. Prep him for hell.
Same here, I have two younger sisters, we always tooth and nail, of course now we don’t, but the idea of killing my family I can’t even fathom.
Evil is well at work, those that say there is no spiritual warfare going on are blind.
correction *we always fought tooth and nail*
“But it is interesting to note that the idea, and the subsequent motivation, for killing his family came from a Hollywood film. No movie, no murders.”
Nonsense. Millions of people watched that movie, and we do not have millions of murders like this because of it. Obviously, the movie is not driving people to kill. This kid already had a notion to do this before he watched the movie, whether he put that in his confession or not.
Exactly. But we are not allowed to blame crazy individuals. The kid obviously has some serious mental issues, with this kind of cold-blooded premeditated killing of those closest to him. I cannot fathom the thinking process that went on in his head that lead to this.
The libs are always looking to place blame somewhere else, so here is a golden opportunity for them to blame Hollywood...one murder is one too many, according to the gun grabbers, so then surely their own logic applies to them? This case shows the absurdity of seeking to blame anything but the individual.