Entries in 12-Year-Old (2)


Boy, 12, to Face Charges in Parents' Killing

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(DENVER) -- A Denver prosecutor says that he plans to file charges against a 12-year-old boy suspected of killing his parents and wounding his two siblings in an attack at their Burlington, Colo. home.

The boy's uncle said the horrific event has left family and friends struggling to understand what went wrong.

"It's a mystery to me," said Wally Long. "I'm sure it's a mystery to everyone. I don't know if anyone can explain it at this point and maybe never will be able to explain it."

Wally Long is the older brother of Charles Long, who was found dead along with his wife, Marilyn Long, Tuesday night. The police who found them were responding to a 911 call in which the caller said three people in the house had been shot.

Two other siblings, a 9-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl, were wounded in the attack and are recovering in a Denver hospital.

The couple's 12-year old son, who police said made the 911 call, was taken into custody.

A prosecutor plans on filing first-degree murder and other charges by the end of Friday. District Attorney Robert Watson said he has not decided whether he will charge the boy as an adult.

Wally Long has spoken with friends and family close to the murdered couple, and even with the benefit of hindsight, he insisted nobody recalled any red flags that might have foreshadowed the alleged crimes.

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Colorado Boy, 12, Held After Parents Found Dead

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BURLINGTON, Colo.) -- Police are holding a 12-year-old boy after his parents were found shot to death -- and his brother and sister severely wounded -- in the eastern Colorado plains town of Burlington.

Authorities announced the boy was in custody at a news conference in Burlington but gave few details and did not take any questions.

The boy's name was not released because he is a juvenile.

"The case has been referred to the district attorney's office for the filing of formal charges," said Steve Johnson, the assistant director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Police found the bodies of Charles Long, 50, and his wife Marilyn, 51, in their Burlington, Colo., home Tuesday night after receiving a 911 call from the 12-year-old boy, ABC affiliate KMGH-TV reported.

A five-year-old sister and nine-year-old brother also were found critically wounded and were airlifted to a Denver hospital, KMGH reported.

The 12-year-old reportedly was not hurt.

"There are no other suspects at this time," Johnson said.

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