Teen Who Killed Mom & Sister Says He Was 'Inspired' by Favorite Movie

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With all of the news lately about rampaging, gun-toting, murderous teen boys, I'll forgive you if you'd forgotten about this one: Jake Evans, the 17-year-old homeschooled youth from an upscale gated community in Aledo, Texas, with no history of mental illness, who casually murdered his mother and younger sister. He then spent 20 minutes chatting in detail about it with a 911 operator.

Jake has now penned a four-page confession to the authorities. He goes into greater detail about what caused him to commit this vile, horrific act. Top of the list? His favorite movie. And it's not Gone With the Wind.

Jake says watched the Rob Zombie remake of Halloween three times before killing his mom and 15-year-old sister. He was apparently in awe of the lead character -- a 10-year-old boy who casually murders his family. Wrote Jake:

As I watched it, I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had afterward. I was thinking to myself, It will be the same for me when I kill someone.

After watching the movie for the third time, Jake threw it in the trash so people wouldn't realize where he got his "inspiration." He wrote:

My plan was to kill my sister and my mom at my house and then go over to my grandparents' and kill my oldest sister Emily and my two grandparents.

However, Jake only killed his mom and his younger sister because after their murders -- which were more gruesome than he'd counted on, replete with blood, screams, and a sister he had to shoot several times to make die -- Jake finally realized that this wasn't a movie. So he called 911 instead.

We've already heard about how the Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza, was a big fan of violent videogames. And the teen from New Mexico who shot his mother, three siblings, and father was also a violent videogame fanatic.

Plenty of people watch violent movies and video games and don't kill, but I believe others, who are more prone towards mental illness or violence, can be incredibly susceptible to their images and ideas. If you've got a moody teen at home, why not play it safe and introduce them to intelligent movies? How about a little Woody Allen? He might become a whiner but probably not a murderer.

This goes for society as a whole. Why do we glorify violence so much? A movie with tons of blood, splatter, and death can get an R rating. But a movie with an oral sex scene can be NC-17! Makes NO SENSE.

The truth is often what goes into your mind is what your mind eventually becomes.

Do you think violent movies and video games are partially to blame for our violent society?


Image via Parker County Jail

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phant... phantomphan

Woody Allen married his adopted daughter...

TeamT... TeamTARDIS

Violent video games will never make it into my house. I will throw out our tv before that hapoens.

LeeshaE LeeshaE

I don't allow my son to watch scary/ gory movies but he's only eight. The one time he caught a glimpse of Sweeney Todd and we had to watch all the special features so I could show him it was fake and expain how squibs work. But I don't try to shelter him from violence I know when he hangs out with my brothers they let him play the type of video games and watch movies I don't approve of nor would ever buy but I feel I would drive myself insane trying to avoid all forms violent media. I think the important thing is making sure the difference from make believe and reality are realized.

Boobo... Boobookittt74

The reason these kids are all going f*cking nuts (as well as idiots adults) is because everyone is too ready to find a blame ANY blame on why their a damn psycho! There is NO personal responsibility anymore. And As far as the "crazy people" who commit crimes. That's why I have no sympathy for CRAzy! If they're dangerous LOCK THEM UP why should I or my kids be in danger just walking around because someone is crazy so they might just flip out but hey they're crazy so it's not their fault? I don't think so

dirti... dirtiekittie

NO. stop looking for excuses and take some responsibility people!! i don't understand why we want to blame everything EXCEPT the monster who commits these kinds of crimes. 

Bloom... Bloomie79

Yes I think violent mentally ill people could be susptible to violent images, just like pedophiles are affected by images of children. Either way though they would be the same type of criminal, correlation is not causation. 

Rosas... RosasMummy

yeah, OR people who are fascinated by violence and already have psychopathic tendencies are likely to enjoy to an extreme violent video games, it's not the games that make them violent, it's the violence they already want that makes them buy the video games.

mleil... mleilanim

Yeah, playing Centipede on my Atari has turned me into a serial centipede killer. Sigh. These video games, whats a kid to do?

mleil... mleilanim

& dont forget Duck Hunt on Nintendo..man I have to drive completely around the ponds in my neighborhood because just seeing the ducks makes me wanna pop em!! The sacrifice s we make. Sigh.

nonmember avatar Stephanie Gonza

Video games and movies are not to blame the parents are. If parents would discipline their kids instead of being quick to blame someone else a lot of this shit wouldn't be happening..

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