Girl Accused Of Killing Teen Brother Says She Was Physically, Sexually Abused

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old girl who killed her 16-year-old brother accused her family of years of physical and sexual abuse.

Police documents released Wednesday said the girl’s uncle was convicted of molesting her in 2010. They also say the children’s mother discovered the siblings having sex.

The girl told investigators after the shooting that her parents routinely kept her locked in a room with only a blanket and a bucket to urinate in.

The shooting happened Sunday. Police say the father is a truck driver and his wife goes on trips with him, leaving their children at home. While they were away, the girl broke into her parents’ bedroom and got a handgun while her 11-year-old sister kept watch.

The girls are in juvenile detention. Their parents are facing charges.

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