A South Jordan community was struck with tragedy a couple of weeks ago when two Utah teens were found dead in the basement of a home.
The boys’ deaths, a 12-year-old and 15-year-old, were recently determined to be the result of a murder-suicide; the 15-year-old was apparently responsible for both the younger teen’s and his own death. Authorities have yet to state a reason, if one is known, for the motive(s) behind the tragic deaths—although they have noted that they aren’t sure if the murder was accidental or intentional.
Stolen Guns Found in Home
The gun used in the shootings had been reportedly listed as stolen that same day, along with two other guns found in the home. Three other Utah teens were in the home’s basement at the time of the shootings; very little information about them has been released and no charges have been filed at this point.
Be Involved with your Kids
Even though these boys’ deaths occurred before the holiday season, it’s a good time to note that there are a lot of Utah teens who may feel more emotionally or financially desperate at this time of year. Parents cannot be held responsible for a lot of things their teenagers decide to do, but it’s helpful if adults try to keep tabs on their kids’ activities.
Talk to a Utah Juvenile Defense Attorney
Kids, like adults, can get into trouble at the craziest times. If your child has run across the law in a negative way, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Utah juvenile defense attorney. Having an attorney on your child’s side may be the best gift you can give to him or her. Make that important phone call today.