Monday night just before midnight Osage Beach Police were called to the Palace Lane Mobile Home Park in Kaiser. A twelve year old boy apparently called his grandmother and then called 911 after shooting and killing his mom and step dad. Reports say the adults had several gunshot wounds each.
Lake Sun Reporter Rance Burger said on the Tuesday 411 that a decision on the boy’s fate could come at any time.
“As of right now there are no charges filed in the case. The twelve year old boy is being held on what’s called a temporary authorization for detention and that can last up to twenty-four hours, at which point, either charges will be filed or he will have a juvenile hearing,” said Burger.
Back in February fifteen year old Alyssa Bustamante of Cole County was accused in the death of nine year old Elizabeth Olten of Cole County. Burger says that case has set some precedents when it comes to murder and juveniles.
“Now we’ve got a case in Kaiser, Missouri, where a juvenile between the age of twelve and seventeen, he’s on the bottom end of that range to be tried as an adult. He could ultimately face what would be class A felony charges if he’s tried as an adult.”
The Miller County Sheriff’s Department is in charge of the investigation. No names have been released for the victims.