11-year-old boy charged with the killing of a pregnant woman
An 11-year-old boy is being held in a Pennsylvania jail for allegedly killing a pregnant woman on Friday.
Jordan Brown, a fifth-grader, allegedly shot his father 26-year-old girlfriend Kenzie Houk, whom was eight months pregnant, in the back of her head while she was laying on the bed said Star Tribune.
The unborn child died from lack of oxygen.
Houk was home with Brown and her two daughters ages four and seven.
After shooting Houk, Brown put the shotgun back in his room and got on the bus with Houk’s seven-year-old daughter and went to school.
Houk’s four-year-old daughter found the body of her mother and alerted nearby tree trimmers said WCCO News.
According to investigators there were inconsistencies in Brown’s story.
Houk’s seven-year-old daughter said she saw him with what she believed to be a shotgun and heard a loud bang.
Lawrence County District Attorney John Bongivengo said that Brown was charged Saturday as an adult in the death of 26-year-old Kenzie Marie Houk.
The shotgun used is designed for children and has a shorter arm and such weapons do not have to be registered, Bongivengo said. Jack Houk, 57, said the boy and his father used to practice shooting behind their farmhouse, and the two enjoyed going hunting together.
Brown was arraigned and was being held in the Lawrence County Jail, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday.