A 12-year-old Colorado boy may be charged with the murder of his parents, the local district attorney said. Police in Burlington, Colo., found the bodies of Charles and Marilyn Long in their home Mar. 1 after the boy called 911. The 12-year-old’s two siblings were seriously injured, according to police, but are expected to recover.
The district attorney is contemplating charging the boy as an adult. He will appear first in juvenile court.
Neighbors were shocked by the murders. According to a story in Time, the family was very religious and the homeschooled boy volunteered at his church.