Texas teen indicted in shootings of mother, sister

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Associated Press

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 29 at 5:32 PM

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A North Texas teen has been indicted in the October shooting deaths of his mother and 15-year-old sister.

The Fort Worth Star-telegram (http://bit.ly/ZH0JZC ) reports 17-year-old Jake Evans was indicted Friday by a Parker County grand jury on one count of capital murder and two counts of murder in the deaths at the home in Aledo, located about 20 miles west of Fort Worth.

Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain says that if convicted of capital murder, Evans will not face the death penalty because he was under 18 at the time of the offense. The murder charges carry a punishment of up to life in prison.

According to the indictment, the grand jury charged Evans with capital murder because the two deaths were caused "during the same criminal transaction."

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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