Sheriff: Teen shoots father, 2-year-old half sister in Abita Spr - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Sheriff: Teen shoots father, 2-year-old half sister in Abita Springs

Jacob Middleton, Jr. (Source: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office) Jacob Middleton, Jr. (Source: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)
ABITA SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office say a 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning for the murder of his father and 2-year-old half sister.

Jacob Middleton, Jr. was booked Tuesday morning on two counts of first degree murder. The coroner reports that Jacob Middleton, Sr., 35, and Makayla Middleton, 2, both died from gunshot wounds to the head.

A father and his 2-year-old child were found shot to death Monday morning at a home in the small town of Abita Springs, officials say.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating the case after the man's wife found her husband and daughter in their home located on Carnation Street in the Abita Nursery subdivision.

Sheriff Jack Strain said the two were killed by "close-range gunfire."

We're told that law enforcement have been called to the home in the past for domestic issues.

During questioning by Sheriff's office investigators early Tuesday morning, Middleton admitted to shooting his father and his half-sister.  He indicated that his actions were the result of, among other things, his hatred of his father for what he claimed was years of abuse and family violence.

Middleton is being held without bond.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:20:10 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

    More >>

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

    More >>
  • Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 5:06 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:06:55 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly