Weatherford Teen Will Face Capital Murder Charge

Judge set bail at $750,000 for Jacob Ryan Evans

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    A North Texas judge has refused to drop a capital murder charge against 17-year-old Jacob Ryan Evans, he's accused of killing his mother and younger sister. The judge set bail at $750,000. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    A North Texas judge has refused to drop a capital murder charge against a 17-year-old accused of killing his mother and younger sister.

    Attorneys for Jacob Ryan Evans brought up the issue at a Wednesday hearing.

    Jake Evans 911 Call

    [DFW] Jake Evans 911 Call
    17-year-old Jake Evans tells a 911 operator he shot his mother and younger sister at his Parker County home and answers her questions in a more than 20-minute call. (Published Friday, Oct 5, 2012)

    A U.S. Supreme Court ruling doesn't allow any capital murder defendant under 18 to be executed or sentenced to life without parole. Those are the only two punishment options for a capital murder convict in Texas.

    Prosecutors say a proposed state law would create a life sentence for capital murder convicts under age 18.

    "Evil" Teen Killer Headed to Court

    [DFW] "Evil" Teen Killer Headed to Court
    A 17-year-old accused of killing his mother and younger sister, then calling 911 and confessing, is scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing Wednesday in North Texas. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    Evans has been jailed since his October arrest at home in Aledo, 20 miles west of Fort Worth.

    The judge set bail Wednesday at $750,000. Evans' father Darrell Evans told the court his son has no money and while the family is supporting him in jail, they will not be bonding him out even if they could afford it.

    Investigators Question Teen Slaying Suspect

    [DFW] Investigators Question Teen Slaying Suspect
    A Parker County teen accused of fatally shooting his mother and sister is being held on capital murder charges without bond. (Published Friday, Oct 5, 2012)

    Evans gave chilling details of the crime during a 911 call. During the recording, Evans told the 911 operator he is "evil."

    Click here to listen to the entire recording.

    Teen Accused in Shooting Deaths of Mom, Sister

    [DFW] Teen Accused in Shooting Deaths of Mom, Sister
    A teenager is accused of shooting and killing his mother and younger sister this morning at a home in Aledo, west of Fort Worth. The Parker County sheriff says 17-year-old Jake Evans will be charged with capital murder. (Published Thursday, Oct 4, 2012)

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