Teens Accused Of Planning To Kill North Texas Mom

(October 8, 2008)—Search warrant affidavits accuse four teenagers, two of them siblings, of planning for days to kill the siblings' mother before stabbing her to death and attempting to flee to Canada.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday in its online edition that authorities had seized notebooks, binders, handwritten papers, computers and discs from the teens that police described as "pertaining to the preparation of murder."

Susan Bailey was found dead in an upstairs hallway of her home on September 28th by the Roanoke Police Department.

Later that same day, Bailey's 18-year-old daughter, Jennifer, and 14-year-old son were found in South Dakota along with Jennifer's 16-year-old boyfriend.

The three were arrested for violating the town's curfew and later held after authorities discovered that Susan Bailey was dead.

A fourth teen, a 15-year-old Fort Worth girl, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story, was linked to the three other teens and listed in the affidavit as being apart of the planned slaying.

Police have been called to the Bailey's home before. They went there September 23rd looking for the 16-year-old boyfriend, who was reported as a runaway.

Police say Susan Bailey and her daughter argued over the runaway teen.

Hours later, police returned at Susan Bailey's request because she reported finding ammunition.

Police also say they found a butcher knife hidden between the cushions on a couch and a knife under Jennifer Bailey's bed.

Jennifer Bailey remains in the Denton County Jail without bail, while the boys are at a Denton County juvenile facility.

The three are charged with capital murder. Prosecutors said they are seeking to try the 16-year-old as an adult.



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