In an unimaginable homicide case, a Florida teenager and her younger sister have been charged for shooting their older brother to death . The Huffington Post has more:
“Anytime you come on scene with something this horrific, where you have juveniles or children involved, it’s pretty unsettling, even to seasoned law enforcement and deputies,” Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter said at a Tuesday press conference.
The siblings, identified as Misty “Ariel” Renee Kornegay, 15, and Nicole Kornegay, 11, both face charges of premeditated murder. The girl’s parents, Keith Kornegay, 37 and Misty Kornegay, 33, are facing charges of child neglect, police said.
According to Columbia County Sheriff’s spokesman Murray Smith, the investigation into the case began Monday night. Police in White Springs, a small town 70 miles northwest of Jacksonville, learned that the girls had run away from home and were spotted at a nearby Dollar General store. When approached by police, the sisters “informed [an officer] of a shooting at their residence,” Smith said.
Sheriff’s office deputies were dispatched to the Kornegay’s White Springs home, whereupon they found the body of the girl’s 16-year-old brother, Damien Kornegay, sprawled out on the living room floor. He had been shot one time and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.