This is SO horrific. A 14-year-old boy, Jacob Remaley, has been charged with murdering his mother & 8-year-old brother — but not only that, he also reportedly admitted to committing the heinous crimes! Even worse, at 1st Jacob framed his father for the killings, later telling police he would have shot him too if he’d had been home. Get all the tragic details here.
Fourteen-year-old Jacob Remaley was charged with the fatal shootings of his mother Dana Remaley, 46, and his little brother Caleb Remaley, 8, while they were “sound asleep,” in their beds on Nov. 30, according to authorities in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Jacob allegedly shot his unsuspecting family members execution-style straight in the forehead, and the only reason his father, David Remaley, 52, survived the ambush was because he was out of the home at work.
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However, even though David was not present during the shootings, Jacob initially tried to place the blame on his dad, telling police in his initial 911 call that his dad shot his mother and brother. Jacob called 911 just before 7 a.m. on Nov. 30, according to State Police Trooper Stephen Limani. On the phone he reportedly said that his mother and younger brother were dead and that his father placed a gun in his bed before leaving the house.
Later though, state police say Jacob confessed that he was responsible for the murders. He said he took an unloaded handgun from on top of the refrigerator, loaded it, and shot Dana and Caleb in their beds after his dad headed off to work at around 5:40 a.m. And while David was left completely unharmed, Jacob did reportedly tell police that he would have shot his father too if he had been home at the time.
The 14-year-old was charged as an adult on Nov. 30 with two counts each of criminal homicide and third-degree murder. After an unspecified medical treatment and a mental health evaluation, he is expected to be formally arraigned. So far, no motive is clear except for the fact that his parents hadn’t been getting along lately. But by all accounts, he and his brother had a good relationship.
On the 911 call, which was made at 6:53 a.m., Jacob told the dispatcher that his father had shot his mother and brother. “Why didn’t he kill me? I need help,” Jacob said over the phone. He then hung up the phone, but called back a short time later, loudly accusing the operator of hanging up on him and demanding that an ambulance be sent to his home.
When police arrived at the scene, Jacob was standing in the front yard with blood on his knee, wearing a T-shirt and boxers. He kept repeating the word, “Mom.” Jacob was later taken to a hospital where he was questioned by police, which is when he made his confession, according to the affidavit.
What’s super peculiar about this case though is that family and friends of the Remaley family all say Jacob was a “great kid.” One friend of the family described Jacob as a polite, kind, and a straight-A student who was involved in sports and in church. “He’s such a good kid,” Anita Stoner told WTAE-TV. “If you could pick a friend for your kid it would be Jacob.”
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