In January, the Kornegay sisters, ages 11 and 15, made national headlines when the shot and killed their 16-year-old brother. For those who missed it, the incident happened after the teens were caught having sex. As previously reported on Inquisitr, the 15-year-old sister was accused of shooting the 16-year-old brother, while the 11-year-old sister was considered an accessory because she allegedly helped her older sister commit the crime.
The parents were reportedly away on a tractor-trailer haul and the teens were home alone at the time the shooting occurred. Their father worked as a truck driver, and their mother would often travel with him. So, more often than not, the two teenage girls and their 3-year-old sister were left in the care of their brother. Court documents revealed the girl suffered years of sexual, mental, and emotional abuse from several family members, including her uncle, brother, and parents. She suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of her brother and uncle. Her parents have been accused of locking her away for extended periods of time.
The police investigation also revealed the 15-year-old had made several attempts to commit suicide as a result of the tumultuous abuse she’s suffered. But, apparently, her parents didn’t take the suicidal attempts seriously because they did not seek medical attention following any of her attempts.
“It was learned that (the 15-year-old girl) has made past attempts at ending her life but neither law enforcement nor (emergency management services) was notified,” the police report read.
Now, new details have been released about the shocking case. According to Mail Online, the two girls will not face charges for the murder of their brother. On Thursday, March 5, the 15-year-old sister pleaded no contest to felony burglary. She has been sentenced to probation and counseling. The ruling is contingent on whether she follows the requirements. However, her parents face child abuse charges. Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister released a brief statement in reference to the ruling in the case, reports KMPH.
“This child has the best chance at a normal adult life by receiving the therapy and education she needs and residing in the setting of her current foster home.
“This case is a tragedy to all those involved: the deceased, the two arrested children, as well as their 3-year-old sister who has been separated from them both. Further incarceration… serves no deterrent, rehabilitative nor other societal interest.”
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