Affidavits: 4 Teens Planned To Kill N. Texas Mom

Full story: NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth

Four teenagers, including two siblings, planned for days to kill the siblings' mother before stabbing her to death and attempting to flee to Canada , according to search warrant affidavits released Tuesday.
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TxGirl

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Thats crazzzyyyyy
D- Arlington tx

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This is sad, by the looks of the home and her being a sigle parent it looked like she was at least trying to provide a good home for those "crazy" children. Sad how some people don't know the difference between a loving parent and an abusive one. That is why it is very important to handle your kids by the age of 1 so that when they are 18 they have a respect for you like your own child should have. This is what happens when they are spoiled rotten BRATS!!!
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I am not usually for the death penalty for juveniles unless they are closer in age to 18 but in this case I will make an exception. All of them should be tried as adults and executed.
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that is messed up!!!
ggbvm

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PSYCHOS!
Your mothers lover

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Dude...Wtf is wrong with kids these days like seriously how could you sit there and just hit someone until they die?!!!!!!!!! It just doesn't fit thru my head!!!:DDDD
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Your mothers lover wrote:
Dude...**** is wrong with kids these days like seriously how could you sit there and just hit someone until they die?!!!!!!!!! It just doesn't fit thru my head!!!:DDDD
..........THeY StAbBBEdd...
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if i ever wake up and any one of my kids was standing over me holding a knife, i will knock the dooky out them.
More to It

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She was beat with a baseball bat and stabbed multiple times with a knife.
Small Town Girl

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Go ahead, get the ugly comments ready, because I'm going to say it... how can you ask "how can this happen" when you take God out of schools... let television babysit... Goodness forbid you spank your child while he/she throws a tantrum in the mall, restaraunt, parking lot, grocery store... buy them that new x-box and see how much daylight they see over the next year. How about trying what I did... when your kids are bad - spank them. When they throw a tantrum - leave the cart - take them home and spank them (ok fine, you don't believe in spanking - do something - TAKE THE X-BOX, GAMEBOY, PLAYSTATION and throw it in the trash or sell it on ebay)... when they get too old for spanking and the grades turn bad - go sit in math class with them... be a part of their lives - not absent from it. Turn the television off. Start a game night. Start a family night. Play outside. Teach them how to garden. Oh go ahead, give me your insults - I know they are coming. But I did it. I was a work-a-holic Mother. And one day, I flipped the switch and made a change in my life, and now, I am always the constant in my kids lives. I know every detail of it... and ironically, now when they have a problem... I'm the first one they come to. I had my oldest son write a paper in school on heroes... and much to my surprise, it was the Mom that gave it all up to become... a MOM that was his hero. The rules of the house are simple... homework first, dinner at the table - every night possible, conversation, communication and trust. If Mom and Dad knows what's going on in their lives, is active in their lives - and the kids know what morality is because they attend church (or their parents teach them and not just with words), when they find their moral compass - then why on earth would any of them think of doing such a thing?

The simple truth of the matter is... they wouldn't.

Other than that - I'd say you'd have to chalk it up to a mental disability.
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Time to take out the trash. If this is mental illness as some might want to hide behind (PC whiners), then this is mental illness we can't cure. If any of them claim to know God, then we should facilitate the meeting. If not, then let's send them on to Hell. Either way, tired of looking at them.
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you know how to tell it like it is thanks from a bunch of us..!!!
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I bet the "Family and Friends" don't show their faces around here this time!! On the other string they proclaimed their innocence and we all were jumping to conclusions. Looks like some of us knew what we were talking about.

Life in prison with out the possiblity of parole, and don't forget to hang a picture of the dearly departed in each cell to remind them daily of the horrible choice they made!!!!
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Small Town Girl,

Nicely put, you are exactly correct. This is what I have been saying for a long time the family time is no longer. The proper guidance is no longer. The respect for the parents, regardless of the financial status or the marital status is no longer.

I realize I am of a complete different generation, but when I was growing up I had friends that the parents were divorced and the Mother was raising the child alone. The child was taught right from wrong. The child was taught respect for people, articles other peoples property etc. not today. Today the kids are defient, and self centered in a lot of cases, cause they had to be just to survive.

Lets get back to the days when children were raise properly. Give the parents back the right to spank their child, hell I got my share of spankings and it served me well and got my attention.

What is the commercial on television that has shown up this summer pushing the kids to get away from the tv. Get away from the computer and the electronic games, go out and play at least an hour a day. The children of today do not play as we did growing up. Stand back and look at it, you will see I am correct.

“I love my life!”

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If you want to give your kids a reality check... spend one Thanksgiving at a homeless shelter - feeding others... or one Christmas where the only gifts are gifts you make yourself. Shake things up a bit by telling them NO for a change.

My kids ask to do things all the time, but it can not interfere with family time. So, they've heard no more than once and never once have I had one argue back. Two of the five of my children have spent a Thanksgiving in a shelter... and they all know what it is like to come up short at Christmas... and you would be surprised how that is the Christmas that they remember best. With the best memories. Because they got time, and special things made from the heart.

Sometimes I think people believe that kids won't appreciate things like that. But I've got five of the most sentimental kids in the world.

The greatest gift you can ever give your child is attention... be there. In this day and age when the economy is so bad, and there are stories like this one floating around... maybe it is time for others to truly take stock in the future and what their grandchildren will be like should they not spend the time - instead of the dime - on the children of today.
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Ya know...I agree with the whole show your kids the right way and all..But when kids do something like this..I think there is a deeper darker side to them..not all kids who dont have a good up bringing kill their parent or become criminals
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This story makes me sick every time I hear about it...and it keeps getting worse. They ALL need the death penalty. They showed that poor mother no mercy. We should show them no mercy.
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D- Arlington tx wrote:
This is sad, by the looks of the home and her being a sigle parent it looked like she was at least trying to provide a good home for those "crazy" children. Sad how some people don't know the difference between a loving parent and an abusive one. That is why it is very important to handle your kids by the age of 1 so that when they are 18 they have a respect for you like your own child should have. This is what happens when they are spoiled rotten BRATS!!!
When one parent abuses a child, it is not unusual for the child to blame the other parent for failing to protect them. The papers of the divorce indicate that there was abuse & the father's visitation rights were severely restricted because of it.

Whatever else was going on, Jennifer was working to help her mom so they would have money to pay the bills & keep the house. Her mother also helped Jennifer arrange to attend an art school to further develop her considerable talent into a potential career. Based on this, I have to think their relationship was not all bad.

The younger brother, by contrast, was wel known in the neighborhood to be a problem child & probably clinically unstable.

The boyfriend seemed, by all accounts, to be a fine young man until last school year when the girl from Fort Worth decided she wanted him as a boyfriend and became involved with him.

When she came into the school district in the 8th grade, she immediately began scheming to have complete control over her circle of friends. She was good at it and generally quite successful.

I have drawn no conclusions as of yet; in human nature almost anything is possible. I only present the facts as they are known to me from my observations and those of others who knew the 4 teens involved.
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I actually knew the family, mainly the younger brother. I saw him just days before the murder. When people in the community have talked about him they treat him as if he was only about 9 years old. He was only about the size of a 9 or 10 year old. I never witnessed him ever saying anything in front of me that I thought was unusual for a 13 year to say. He might of been a little bit of a problem child for his neighborhood but his neighborhood has a very Pleasantville feel to it. Any problem kids were not that big of a problem to other neighborhood standards. Most of the problems in the neighborhood have been kids not looking when they cross the street. There is very little crime in Roanoke, actually, this is the first murder. I have actually read the police reports. No where in the police reports have they found anything that links the 13 brother (just turned 14 year old) to the murder except his prescence in his mother's car. They have found evidence that the 17 year old daughter, 16 year old boyfriend and 15 year old friend were linked with drawings and written notes. The news keeps stating that the 4 planned the murder, however, if you take the time to read the police reports (I have read them several times)the 14 year old brother is rarely mentioned. His locker at school was searched but there was nothing found. I have found that sometimes the news media will report on things and they may not be entirely true, just mostly true. Yes, the brother is charged, however, I don't think he planned the murder. The 3 teenagers might of planned the murder and the younger brother was caught in the crossfire. I have a hard time believing that I talked to a murderer just days before the murder while he was planning it. He was a happy boy on that day and talked about designing video games when he grew up like most 13 year boys. He was smiling and happy, not somebody that you would or even could murder someone. He even spoke kind words about his mother. I don't know about the other three. I only knew the sister in passing and had not talked to her in over a year.
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Bud wrote:
Lets get back to the days when children were raise properly. Give the parents back the right to spank their child, hell I got my share of spankings and it served me well and got my attention.
Notice that ADD didn't become a disease in children until right after spankings in school were basically outlawed???

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