OZARK, Ark. (KFSM) - Authorities in Franklin County say a teenager shot and killed his older sister Sunday morning while she was sleeping.
According to Sheriff Anthony Boen, a 15-year-old boy shot his 16-year-old sister multiple times at a home on Watalula Road. Boen says the boy walked into the sheriff's office around 9:30 a.m. Sunday and said he needed to talk to someone because he had murdered his sister. Boen says the teen appeared remorseful when he came into the office.
Authorities say the teens' parents were out shopping at the time of the murder. No motive has been released at this time, and names have not been released because the suspect and victim are under 18 years of age.
The teen is being held in the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation is now in the hands of the Arkansas State Police, according to Boen.