Texas Teen Cites Rob Zombie Film as Inspiration for Murder
The full confession of Jake Evans, a 17-year-old murder suspect in Aledo, Texas, has been released by a judge. In the confession, he points the finger at the 2007 version of “Halloween” as his inspiration, which was directed by Rob Zombie.
Police say that Evans watched Halloween three times during the week prior to the murders, and on October 3, 2012, he carried out his plan. He is accused of killing both his mother and his 15-year-old sister.
At this time Evans is being charged with capital murder and two counts of murder, and his bail has been set at $750,000. His father was out of town at the time of the murders, and has refused to release his son from jail.
In the confession, he states:
While watching it I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had afterword [sic]. I was thinking to myself it would be the same for me when I kill someone.
My plan was to kill my sister and my mom at my house and then go over to my grandparents and kill my oldest sister, Emily, and my two grandparents. Then I was going to wait until morning and kill my other sister, Audrey, because she was visiting from college.
Evans had planned to use a knife to do the killings but instead decided to use a .22 revolver. His confession continued:
I set [the pistol] on the bed and was nervously opening the cylinder over and over again. I then spent probably over and [sic] hour walking nervously around the house thinking how life will never be the same and how I would never see them again. I knocked on [my sister’s] door and told Mallory that mom needed her. She came out and out of the corner of her eye saw me pointing the gun at her. She thought I was joking and told me that I was freaking her out. I shot her in the back and then in the head. I ran down to the study and shot my mom three times.
After the shooting, Evans called 911 telling the operator, “Obviously I am pretty, I guess, evil.”
The hand-written confession is four pages long, and you can read it in its entirety at the Star-Telegram.