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    KS - Karla, 47, & Audrey Vonachen, 11, die in arson fire, Hutchinson, 26 Sept 2013

    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/bo...sister-in-fire

    WICHITA, Kansas — A 14-year-old Kansas boy was charged on Friday with murdering his mother and younger sister by deliberately setting fire to the family home in Hutchinson, authorities said.

    Sam Vonachen faces two counts of first-degree murder and a charge of aggravated arson in the deaths of his mother and sister, said Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder. He is also charged with attempted first-degree murder of his father, Steven Vonachen, who escaped the blaze.........

    Authorities said they had not yet determined the motive for the crime.


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    I'd say the motive is that he's a psychopath.

    His poor family ... and now his father, who has lost everyone & everything, will probably have to testify against his own son in court.

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    KS - Karla, 47, & Audrey Vonachen, 11, die in arson fire, Hutchinson, 26 Sept 2013

    http://www.kwch.com/news/kwch-jab-on...,2817002.story
    The Reno County District Attorney wants to try a 14-year-old boy as an adult for the deaths of his mom and sister.

    Sam Vonachen was formally charged Friday with two counts of first degree murder, one count of attempted first degree murder and aggravated arson.

    Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder says an accelerant was poured around several rooms on the first floor of the house and ignited.

    http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/H...?device=tablet
    Authorities had initially said the boy also escaped the fire that engulfed the two-story house early Thursday. But Schroeder later said the youth was not at the scene when firefighters arrived but returned to the house hours later.

    http://www.kansas.com/2013/09/26/302...son-house.html

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    Sad indeed. Big news in Hutchinson, a city of about 42,000.

    DA: Teen waives hearing in fatal fire. (Hutchinson News)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    I'd say the motive is that he's a psychopath.

    His poor family ... and now his father, who has lost everyone & everything, will probably have to testify against his own son in court.
    Wow...,


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    Oh Gods
    Don't take yourself so seriously... nobody else does.

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    Prosecutor: Hutchinson teen confessed to setting deadly fire

    (HUTCHINSON, Kan.) — His own father is afraid of him and he's shown no signs remorse, those are just some of the reason prosecutors want to try a 14-year-old Hutchinson boy as an adult in the deaths of his mother and sister.

    The motion filed in court by the Reno County District Attorney draws a picture of a young man who prosecutors say deliberately tried to kill his entire family and feels he did nothing wrong. It describes Sam Vonachen as someone who saw himself as smarter than everyone else and didn't value anyone's life but his own.

    Investigators say Vonachen started the fire that killed his mother and sister Karla and Audrey last month.

    more at link ....... http://articles.kwch.com/2013-10-04/...-teen_42729448





    Motion Filed To Move Murder Case Involving 14-Year-Old To Adult Court (Warning Graphic)

    District Attorney Keith Schroeder has confirmed that he filed a motion to prosecute the 14-year-old alleged to have set a fire that killed his mother and sister as an adult, but so far no date has been set for any hearing.

    more at link ................ http://www.hayspost.com/2013/10/03/m...o-adult-court/

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    Judge: Court to be closed in teen's case

    Ruling made in juvenile proceedings for 14-year-old charged in family deaths.


    A judge on Wednesday closed to the public all juvenile court proceedings involving a Hutchinson teenager accused of killing his mother and sister in a house fire.

    Reno County Chief Judge Patricia Macke Dick, in a three-page memorandum, also advised that individual documents in the case of <mod snip>, 14, may be sealed, and the court prohibited "participants" in the case from making any statements to the media outside of dates and times of future court hearings.

    http://www.hutchnews.com/Todaystop/v...11-13T17-49-13




    This is one dangerous individual. I pray he never sees the light of day. If he is ever released, G*d help us all. truly

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    Judge: Court to be closed in teen's case

    Ruling made in juvenile proceedings for 14-year-old charged in family deaths.


    A judge on Wednesday closed to the public all juvenile court proceedings involving a Hutchinson teenager accused of killing his mother and sister in a house fire.

    Reno County Chief Judge Patricia Macke Dick, in a three-page memorandum, also advised that individual documents in the case of <mod snip>, 14, may be sealed, and the court prohibited "participants" in the case from making any statements to the media outside of dates and times of future court hearings.

    http://www.hutchnews.com/Todaystop/v...11-13T17-49-13




    This is one dangerous individual. I pray he never sees the light of day. If he is ever released, G*d help us all. truly

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    Super scary! No hope of fixing that one...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    Super scary! No hope of fixing that one... 2
    I hope that someday there is a fix for this ... a brain tweak, a chemical reconfiguration, a genetic repair ... some cure for these people with horrific inner demons that we don't comprehend.

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    17-year-old Hutchinson boy found guilty of 2 counts of first-degree murder in fire

    A Kansas jury on Wednesday found a 17-year-old Hutchinson boy guilty of killing his mother and sister in a fire at his home three years ago.

    Sam Vonachen was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and aggravated arson for the Sept. 26, 2013, fire that killed Karla Jo Vonachen, 47, and Audrey Vonachen, 11.
    More at link...

    http://m.cjonline.com/news/2016-08-3...e-murder-fire#

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaljoke View Post
    I hope that someday there is a fix for this ... a brain tweak, a chemical reconfiguration, a genetic repair ... some cure for these people with horrific inner demons that we don't comprehend.
    A personality transplant?!

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    OK, I know that's bad, but that's how I feel. There are newspaper articles starting last Thursday thru today about the trial at Salina Post.com.

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    A Reno County District Court judge Wednesday ordered an additional mental evaluation as part of the pre-sentencing investigation for Sam Vonachen, the teen convicted of murder for setting the Sept. 26, 2013 house fire that killed his mother and sister.
    http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Jud...392655211.html



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