14-year-old confesses to killing all 5 family members in Alabama home: Sheriff

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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The sheriff in Limestone County, Alabama said that the teen called 911 and confessed to shooting all five members of his family.

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama -- A 14-year-old boy confessed to killing all five of his family members overnight in northern Alabama, authorities say.

This happened in Limestone County, near Athens and just west of Huntsville.

The sheriff's office tweeted that the teen called 911, was interviewed and confessed to shooting his family inside their home.

Three people were found dead at the scene. Two others were flown to the hospital in critical condition, but later died.

Officials say the teen is helping investigators find the weapon, a 9mm handgun, that he said he tossed nearby.

Deputies have not said what the motive may be behind the family murders.