A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl will be on probation until she is 21 after admitting she killed her father with a blast from a 12-gauge shotgun.
The girl accepted an offer to be adjudicated delinquent, the juvenile court equivalent to guilty, according to reports.
She admitted killing her 34-year-old father rather than face more years of sexual and physical abuse. Authorities said the father and daughter lived in conditions that they described as incredible.
"The district attorney's office has been very progressive and enlightened regarding this issue. We're grateful to the DA's office for understanding that even though my client committed a very serious offense, she was also a victim and endured substantial and repeated trauma at the hands of her father," defense attorney Patrick Nightingale told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
To find out more about the case and the deplorable conditions in which the girl lived, you can read the Post-Gazette's article here.
-- Lance Murray