1. A 15-year-old girl allegedly murdered her own mother, enlisted a friend to help cover up the crime.
The 15-year-old wrote on her mom’s Facebook that she was her “best friend” after allegedly fatally shooting her https://t.co/tkfhkXspew
— Jackie Salo (@jackiesalo) July 12, 2017
A 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder after she allegedly shot and killed her deaf mother, before setting the family home on fire to destroy the evidence, the New York Post reports.
According to police reports, Anna Schroeder waited for her mother, 53-year-old Peggy Schroeder, to come home from work last Thursday, before asking her to “put a towel over her face”.
According to testimony from sheriff’s Detective David Molina, Anna then shot her mother in the forehead, before she text her friend about what she had done.
When her friend, Rachel Helm, also 15, didn’t believe her, Anna reportedly sent her a photo of her mother’s body.
The girls then spent the next day cleaning blood out of the carpet, before they moved Peggy’s body from the living room into her bedroom and covered her with a sheet.
On Saturday, the girls set the home on fire in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
According to The Sauk Valley News, the same night, Anna wrote a message on her mother’s Facebook page.
“I don’t even know if you can see me right now but if you can I just want you to know you were my best friend,” she wrote.
“There were so many things I wanted to say and do with you. I wasn’t always the best daughter and I’m so sorry. I love you so much mom I just want you to know and I’ll never forget you.”
Anna was arrested after Rachel revealed her part in the crime to her mother and was taken to the police department for questioning.
Anna confessed to the crime, admitting to investigators she had researched children who murdered their parents in the lead up to her mother’s death.
She has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, concealment of homicidal death and arson.