In September 2022, global headlines were dominated by the shocking incident involving a 12-year-old girl from the United States.
She shot her father in the stomach and subsequently turned the gun on herself, causing a fatal head wound.
Reports indicated that the child fled the house after injuring her father and then took her own life outdoors.
Authorities revealed that this disturbing act of parricide, which refers to the intentional killing of one’s own father, mother, or both parents, was part of an intricate plan between the girl and her friend.
According to “People Magazine,” the pair had allegedly conspired to murder their respective families and run away together.
Tragically, the young girl succumbed to her self-inflicted head injury just two days after the incident, while her father managed to survive the attack.
Additional information about the case has surfaced, provided by Mail Online, including the girl’s name, reported to be Emma Brown, and her father’s name, Daniel Brown, who was 38 years old at the time. The family was said to reside in Poolville, Texas.
Photographs of the girl and her father posing with assault rifles, which were shared by the media outlet, have now become viral on social media.
It was mentioned that Brown, who had been exposed to guns from a young age, was supposedly in 7th grade when she planned to kill her entire family, including their pets, along with another 12-year-old girl from Lufkin, Texas. However, it remains unknown how the two girls initially crossed paths.
Authorities announced that the unidentified second girl has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
In South Africa, children face more significant barriers to accessing firearms due to the implementation of the Firearms Control Act in 2000.
This legislation was enacted by Parliament to address the alarming increase in gun-related violence and assist law enforcement and the judicial system in handling such cases.