Two sisters, ages 15 and 11, have been charged with premeditated murder after killing their older brother because he was bullying them, police say.
The older of the sisters claimed the brother had beaten her and locked her in a room. When the brother, 16, fell asleep, the teenager got a gun out of her parents’ room and shot him.
The 11-year-old girl assisted, police say. The parents, Keith and Misty Kornegay, were charged with child neglect causing great bodily harm, a felony punishable by up to 15 years behind bars.
The judge set bond at $20,000, assigned a public defender to the case and told Keith Kornegay to have no contact with their children. Misty Kornegay was told she could have contact with the kids but only with state approval and supervision.
The two inadvertently tipped off an officer to the Monday shooting, when they left their Columbia County home and walked to the town of White Springs nearly four miles away.
The 11-year-old called a friend’s mother to tell her that she had run away. After the friend’s mother arrived, she called police.
An officer came, and at first, the older girl played it cool, putting on makeup while answering some questions and dodging others, the report said.
But then she broke into tears and told the officer about her brother.
The teenagers’ parents were out-of-town on a truck driving job, leaving the three children and a 3-year-old daughter unsupervised. The toddler is in the care of child protection services while the investigation continues.
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