TN - Sienna Owens, 11, fatally shot by 12yo classmate, Estill Springs, 11 Dec 2015

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by PastTense, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. PastTense

    PastTense Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tullahomanews.com/franklin-co-girl-11-dies-from-gunshot-wound/ Sienna-Dusk-Owens-inset-head-with-sign-photo-274x300.jpg

    It's not clear yet whether this was deliberate, an accident or recklessness.
     
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    Zuri Active Member

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    OMG how sad for all those affected by this tragedy.
     
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    One thing that is clear, however, is that it was completely avoidable.

    So sad. Sadder still is that this happens every day, and nothing changes.
     
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    bluesneakers not today satan

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    http://www.tullahomanews.com/decherd-girl-11-dies-from-gunshot/
     
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    http://www.heraldchronicle.com/requiem-for-a-fallen-angel/
     
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    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    Again ... :gaah:

    Such a beautiful girl.

    Who is the owner of the gun? Has the boy been arrested?
     
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    How about have they both been arrested? This really disgusts me, such a beautiful child. She had the kind of beauty that I taught my children, and am doing the same for my grandchildren. That the real beauty is inside you in how you act, and how you treat other people. It sounds like heaven got another angel. RIP little one.
     
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    I haven't been able to find out anything about what law enforcement has done. Has anyone?

    Why doesn't the media have any interest?

    Can someone research this? Thank you.
     
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    Because it's a feel-bad story that only reminds people of what a huge problem guns (and the gun laws that make them ubiquitous) are in the USA.

    e.t.a. -- and because it involves such a young child as the 'perp'.
     
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    You got that right, of course around here you've got to be careful talking like that. It's likely to get you shot. You know those gun nuts, it doesn't take much to get them up in arms..
     
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    So it's been 4 months and I can't find any information that the authorities have done anything.

    Anyone?
     
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    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    Mother, son face charges in girl’s shooting death

    May 5, 2016

    Jennifer Ann Amacher has been indicted on five counts of reckless endangerment following an incident at her home last year that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old girl.

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    On Dec. 11, 2015, Amacher’s son, who was 12 years old at the time, allegedly shot and killed Sienna Owens, of Decherd.

    The indictments against the mother were handed up following the May term of the Franklin County Grand Jury. She faces five counts of reckless endangerment because there were five minors present at the time of the incident.

    Her son is facing a juvenile petition of reckless homicide. He was Sienna’s schoolmate at the time of the shooting, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department reports. Franklin County Juvenile Court has placed the boy in his father’s custody.

    http://www.tullahomanews.com/mother-son-face-charges-in-girls-shooting-death/
     
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    Updating this thread:
    "December 8, 2016. The Franklin County boy found guilty of reckless homicide in the death of 11-year-old Sienna Dusk Owens one year ago has been sentenced to an indeterminate sentence in state custody.

    Mason Amacher, who was 12 at the time of the shooting at his home on Honey Lane in Franklin County, was ordered by Franklin County Juvenile Judge Thomas Faris to state custody with a review of the case set for March 8.

    There will be a review of his case every 90 days, according to the judge’s order."

    Boy sentenced in death of Sienna Owens

    "December 15, 2016. The mother of a middle-school-aged boy sentenced in the shooting death of 11-year-old Sienna Dusk Owens, has pleaded guilty to three counts of reckless endangerment and will be on probation for three years.

    Jennifer Amacher, former planning and codes director for the City of Tullahoma, had charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon in Sienna’s death.

    She has also been ordered to serve 300 hours of community service and will pay $300 in fines and court costs.

    She faced the charges because she was present at the home when the children gained access to a loaded firearm."

    Amacher pleads in Sienna Owens shooting

    "July 3, 2018. Two and a half years after 11-year-old Sienna Dusk Owens was killed in a shooting incident, her memory will live on through a new state law, referred to as “Sienna’s Law.”

    The law, which took effect Sunday, the start of the state’s new fiscal year, makes the punishment harsher for juveniles who are found guilty of first degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and reckless homicide.

    The law ensures that the juvenile defendants will be committed to the Department of Children’s Services for at least a year, or until they turn 19 years old."

    ‘Sienna’s Law’ now in effect

    I wonder how long Mason was in state custody. Can anyone find out? [I am doubtful because most juvenile records are confidential.]

    Anyone on Facebook and can check Mason there? I see
    Mason Amacher
    having a lot of fun fishing and wonder if it is him.
     
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