14-year-old confesses to killing five family members in Limestone County, AL


By Eric Graves and Mike Brown, WAFF / Posted from WSFA

ELKMONT, Ala. (WAFF) – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Department is confirming that a 14-year-old has confessed to killing five family members in the Elkmont community.

The incident happened around 10:30 Monday night. Around 1:15 a.m., Limestone County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Stephen Young told us that deputies were called to the scene by a juvenile in the house who says he was downstairs when he heard shooting upstairs.

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Ridge Rd is still blocked off as @LimestoneCoSO continues to investigate the home where, according to the Sheriff’s Office, five people were killed by their 14-year-old family member late last night. I’ve got details on what we know about this disturbing crime on @waff48 Today.

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Deputies found one adult and two juveniles dead, and one adult and one juvenile with critical injuries. The adult was flown to Huntsville Hospital, the juvenile was flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

Just before 3:00 a.m., Sheriff Mike Blakely arrived on the scene to tell us that the two surviving victims had died, and the 14-year-old who called authorities confessed to the crime.

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UPDATE: The two subjects in critical condition have died. The 14-year old caller was interviewed and confessed to shooting all five members of his family in the residence. He is currently assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby.

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WAFF 48′s Eric Graves has been on the scene since the news broke and will be giving us live updates throughout the morning online and on air starting at 4:30 a.m.

The sheriff tells us that the victims were the father, step-mother, and siblings of the shooter.

We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

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BREAKING: @LimestoneCoSO says a 14-year-old male has confessed to killing his five family members on Ridge Rd. Victims were the father, stepmom, brother and sister of the 14-year-old. Both two who were airlifted earlier have died. More coming on @waff48 Today.