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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 20:13 IST

California teen uses ‘multiple weapons’ to kill parents before reporting bogus break-in: Cops

Authorities in California revealed that a 14-year-old boy allegedly used "multiple weapons" to fatally harm both his parents and seriously injure his siblings.

Manasvi Asthana
California teen used ‘multiple weapons’ to kill parents.
California teen used ‘multiple weapons’ to kill parents. | Image:AP
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Authorities in California revealed that a 14-year-old boy allegedly used "multiple weapons" to fatally harm both his parents and seriously injure his younger sister. The teen later called 911 to report a fabricated break-in at his home. He faces charges of two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office responding to the emergency call around 7:40 p.m. Due to his age, the boy's name and photo were not immediately released.

The 911 call indicated the teen reporting a break-in, with the dispatcher hearing "screaming on the line, saying someone broke into his house with a gun," along with children crying in the background, according to radio traffic.

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Upon arrival, the boy claimed that an assailant had attacked his family in Miramonte, Calif., before fleeing in a pickup truck.

Upon entering the home, deputies discovered the bodies of the 14-year-old's parents, identified as Lue Yang and Se Vang, both 37, along with his 11-year-old sister, who suffered significant injuries and underwent emergency surgery.

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The sister is expected to survive. Another young boy, reported to be the 7-year-old brother of the murder suspect, was found unharmed in the house. Police did not specify his relationship to the family, as per the reports.

“The evidence ultimately showed the 14-year-old boy had fabricated the story of a break-in and was responsible for using multiple weapons to attack his family members,” said the sheriff’s department in a statement.

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Authorities have yet to determine the motive for the alleged slayings, with Fresno County Sheriff John Zanoni describing it as an isolated incident.

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 20:13 IST

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