Florida sisters charged in brother's fatal shooting

Jan 7, 2015 5:07 PM by News Staff

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - With help from her younger sister, a 15-year-old north Florida girl is accused of fatally shooting their older brother with a gun their parents had locked up while they were away.

Columbia County Sheriff's deputies say they found the 16-year-old brother's body late Monday night in the family's home.

Deputies say they believe the older sister pulled the trigger and her 11-year-old sister somehow assisted in the shooting.

A younger sibling, age 3, is in state custody. Sheriff's spokesman Murray Smith says the parents are charged with child neglect. They're accused of failing to supervise in the treatment of children.

Prosecutors haven't decided whether to charge the girls as adults. Because of the suspects' ages, The Associated Press is not naming the girls, their brother or the parents.

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