Murder Charge For Teen Accused Of Shooting Sister

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(Memphis) A 13-year-old is now charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of his sister.

The 10-year-old was shot in the head April 21, she died a short time later.

The shooting happened at the family home in the 4000 block of Orleans in the Whitehaven area.

The teen was already charged with felony reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

People who live near the kids say they were home alone, and this isn’t the first time the 13-year-old fired a gun from his home.

Linda Wooders lives across the street from where the shooting happened, and said it’s been a sad few weeks on their street.

“You know my heart goes out to the family. You know any time you lose a kid. And the son. He really need help. I think he has an illness inside his head.”

Wooders added, “He’s 13. That’s sad. He’s supposed to be getting ready for summer, going to the pool and shooting ball. But he’s locked up. He needs help. and someone needs to give him help.”

Court officials say police have previously arrested the teen for shoplifting and assault.

WREG also uncovered this is the fourth time police responded to the family home in the past year.

Neighbors say one time, he shot out car windows in the past. And they’ve seen other kids acting up.

No word yet on whether or not the boy’s parents will face charges as well.


  • whoyoukiddin

    I am sorry, but 2nd degree murder does not justify this. He should have been charged with 1st degree murder.

  • just me

    This may could have been avoid if black people would seek out help for mental illness. Too many Blacks dont believe in mental health services unless their love one is talking out loud to themselves. Many of these children are not gettng the help they need mentally nor their parents. Very sad situation all way around.

  • gary henderson

    Neglect,neglect,neglect parents totally neglecting their kids and leaving them to their own demise.

  • whoyoukiddin

    Now we come to find out this is not the 1st time this has happened to this family. An older brother shot an older sister. There is no news as to whether she lived or not or what happened to the brother. I have no clue why there was a gun in the house in the first place when something like this has happened before. You would think the parents would be more vigilant with their kids, but alas they are not. Next question is why were both of these kids suspended from school? There seems to be a problem with this family and God help us, but someone needs to figure this out. If you cannot be a parent please stop having kids.

    • CrisWilliamsAKAwhitesavagesdevilsWearsWomensUnderwear

      Hey, … just more excellent parenting in Memphis.

      It’s too bad, but there is no shortage of irresponsible parents in Memphis. Nothing is going to get better for the black community until they put their own house in order.

      Irresponsible parenting is acceptable behavior in the black community.

      • 1midtownmike

        That’s one of the biggest problems for colored youth. Nana and Auntie will come to their defense and say “he/she didn’t do nothing wrong” and then 5 years later Dartavius is getting raped by some 300 lb gorilla in prison.

    • DisgustedWithMPHS

      I think the CA said the other sister, who was also 10 years old was killed as well. Now she has only 7 children. Another case of more babies, more welfare. She obviously can’t take care of these kids and has no parenting skills.

      • Iknow

        The CA was wrong. The other older sibling did not die. She actually survived without any disabilities.

  • CrisWilliamsAKAwhitesavagesdevilsWearsWomensUnderwear

    Sure, donthidebehindurscreen, all races commit crimes. However, no one does it anywhere close to the frequency of blacks.

    Sorry man, but that’s a sad fact.

  • Terry

    White savages is probably got a handicap sign hanging off his rear view mirror as well which, is what his problem is.
    He’s stupid, thus handicapped thus has a sign to display his disadvantages, much like a lot of blacks. All the blacks that hang one of these that are LYING ABOUT IT, I WILL FOREVER KNOW THEY ARE STUPID & KNOW IT! HAHA!

  • Terry

    If this kid is not charged and serves as an adult then we will be hearing about him in 8 years shooting up some school.

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