12-Year-Old Kills Stepsister, Self With Father’s Gun
The 12-year-old boy from Washington state used his father’s gun to kill his stepsister and himself.
Officials in Benton County on Friday ruled the deaths of Ethan, 12, and Kaitlin Austin, 16, a murder-suicide.
“There is no evidence of what the motivation was,” the family’s attorney Scott Johnson told the Tri-City Herald. “Without that you are left to speculate.”
Investigators do not believe the attack was premeditated…
Ethan, who was an avid hunter, suffered a single bullet wound to the head.
The murder weapon was kept in a family safe that Ethan reportedly had access to. Investigators said Ethan was allowed to handle guns without his parents’ supervision…[su_csky_ad]