Neighbor Speaks Out On Miller Murders
Police say a 12 year-old Miller County boy shot and killed his mother and step-father late Monday night.
Mike Lucito lives two doors down from the home where the crime occurred at. He says he saw a vital piece of evidence revealed that investigators have yet to release.
Lucito said he was waiting on his porch when investigators were first arriving on scene.
He said he saw a group of kids approach an officer standing at the bottom of his porch. Lucito said the kids lead the officer behind a nearby home and when he came back the officer was carrying a shotgun and a pillowcase with guns inside.
Lucito allowed the suspect's uncle to park in his driveway when he arrived at the home the night of the incident.
He said he spoke with the uncle briefly and the uncle confirmed the boy had hidden the guns where the the group of kids had found them.
Lucito said he believes the step-father abused the mother and his son.
Another neighbor who asked to remain anonymous said her daughter attended school with the suspect. The neighbor said her daughter said the boy was nice and well-mannered.
KOMU 8 News contacted Miller County Sheriff Bill Abott but he said "absolutely" would not speak with us. He directed us to area Chief Juvenile Officer Tammy Walden. She did not respond to any of KOMU 8's calls.
As of Wednesday, the boy is still awaiting trial. He may be tried as an adult instead of a juvenile.
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