Parker County teen indicted in murder of mother, sister

Parker County teen indicted in murder of mother, sister

Jacob Ryan Evans, 17, who is charged with killing his mother and sister. (Credit: Parker County Sheriff's Department)

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by MATT GOODMAN

WFAA

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 2:46 PM

A Parker County grand jury has indicted the 17-year-old teen who police say called 911 to report that he shot his mother and sister dead.

Jacob Ryan Evans faces one count of capital murder and two counts of murder.

If convicted, the teen can be sentenced to between five years to life in prison along with a fine of up to $10,000. The case will be tried in the 415th Judicial District Court. He's expected to be arraigned in January. 

On Oct. 4, investigators say Evans called 911 and reported a chilling crime. His mother, Jami Evans, 48, and his sister Mallory, 15, were both dead inside their Annetta South home. The caller, later revealed to be Evans, claimed responsibility. 

The 911 dispatcher kept the teen on the line until deputies arrived at the residence, which was located inside a gated community in the 100 block of River Creek Lane. Evans was arrested there without incident.

As News 8 reported then: 

In the 911 call, Evans is eerily calm as he tells the dispatcher of his mother and sister. He said, "I'm not angry at them," but that he planned on killing "for a while now." In the call, he said he told his sister his mother wanted to speak to her and shot her after she exited her room. He then said he found his mother and shot her.

Investigators later learned that Evans used a .22 revolver that he stole from his grandfather, who lived across the street and was a retired Fort Worth police officer.

Evans cannot be sentenced to death because of a 2005 United States Supreme Court ruling banning the execution of any convicted offender who committed the crime when they were younger than 18-years-old.  

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