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Confession: Horror Movie Gave Teen Idea to Kill Family
NBC5DFW ^ | Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 | Scott Gordon

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."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; halloween; hollywood; matricide; mentalillness; movieviolence; teens
This is a terrible and tragic story. 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. Definitely not holding my breath for that idiot Musket Morgan to jump all over Hollywood for this.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 9:08:22 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Ironfocus

And as a youth I watched many horror films and yet I didn’t kill anybody. Go figure.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 9:13:57 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Yup. Just like millions own guns and don’t kill anyone.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 9:21:01 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Ironfocus

Well, I guess it’s a good thing he didn’t read Titus Andronicus.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 9:21:27 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Ironfocus
I don't know if stories get any sadder than that. God help all involved.
5 posted on 01/24/2013 9:22:00 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Ironfocus

What if he got the idea from reading a book? No books, no murders?


6 posted on 01/24/2013 9:22:17 PM PST by Borges
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To: Ironfocus

Amen!


7 posted on 01/24/2013 9:25:36 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Ironfocus

Guns don’t kill people. Movies don’t kill people. Psychopathic assholes kill people.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 9:25:49 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Borges

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.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 9:26:48 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: xjcsa

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.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 9:29:36 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: xjcsa

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.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 9:31:06 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Ironfocus
Being the cynic that I am, I think the whole “I watched a movie” and now “it's the worst day of my life” is bohonkus.

The kid was/is a pshycopath.

12 posted on 01/24/2013 9:36:51 PM PST by berdie
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To: Ironfocus

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.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 9:37:24 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Ironfocus

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.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 9:45:41 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: berdie

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.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 9:46:11 PM PST by Salamander (This space for rent.)
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To: berdie

Just as bogus, as Ted Bundy saying that watching porn made him want to kill women, right before he rode the lightning.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 9:47:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ironfocus
Where was the Father? And was he on drugs to control him, since that seems to be the
easy way out for most Parents and Teachers these days.

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.

17 posted on 01/24/2013 9:53:12 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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To: Ironfocus
Funny thing is, there's nothing in the article about what ideas he got from church, or from his parents.

A vacuum will be filled, and if it isn't filled with anything good then it will be filled with something else.

18 posted on 01/24/2013 9:53:43 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Ironfocus
Burn in Hell scumbag. Or truly repent and live this mortal life in true horror at what you did and abject repentance. In your case, scumbag, those are equivalent except that one lasts FOREVER.

/clearly directed at the monster, not the Freeper who posted this.

19 posted on 01/24/2013 9:53:53 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: doc1019

No kidding. As industrial strength angry I got at my siblings and parents, it NEVER occurred to me to kill them.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 10:39:56 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Ironfocus

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).


21 posted on 01/24/2013 11:24:08 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: doc1019

Guns don’t kill people—Movies kill people! Ban Movie Violence!


22 posted on 01/25/2013 3:24:06 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: piytar

I fail to see what purpose is served by keeping him alive.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 4:15:42 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: piytar

I fail to see what purpose is served by keeping him alive.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 4:15:42 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: Ironfocus

A predisposition to violence (whether obvious or not in this case), plus a trigger, equals murder.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 5:19:00 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Ironfocus

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.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 5:37:04 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Lizavetta

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.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 6:15:02 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

correction *we always fought tooth and nail*


28 posted on 01/25/2013 6:16:57 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Ironfocus

“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.


29 posted on 01/25/2013 6:38:54 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

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.


30 posted on 01/25/2013 8:19:00 AM PST by Ironfocus
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