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Redwater residents shocked over teen's triple murder arrest

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BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) -

A 16-year-old female from the Redwater area has been arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

"I was thinking I hope they fry him, whoever they are. Killing is not good enough for these folks. Now it ends up being somebody that my kids go to school with. I don't know if I can say that anymore," said Derek Dwight.  

He claims his daughter played sports with that 16-year old murder suspect.  Dwight described how on many occasions he would drive them both to and from track meets. He said he never saw any indication the girl, he knew, could be capable of such violence.

The arrest comes nearly three months to the day after the bodies of 34-year-old Amanda Doss, 8-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss were pulled from the smoldering rubble of their rural Bowie County home on May 11th.

Autopsies confirmed all three died from violent injuries prior to the fire, which investigators believe was set to destroy evidence of the murders.

There were no solid suspects until a stunning phone call around 8:30 p.m. Friday from a woman Bowie County Sheriff James Prince describes as "pretty upset and crying," saying she knew who killed Amanda, Texas and Guiniviere.  Her daughter had confessed.

"Nobody expected it to be her, or somebody we knew," said Kylie Thrash. The soon to be high school student claims she did go to school with the girl who police said confessed to the murders. Thrash said she never heard anything bad about the girl, and hopes people will not spread rumors or say hateful things. 

"I would suggest that they not say anything, because it could hurt her family," said Thrash.

"I just hope everybody stays mature about this, and does the right thing, and lets these kids mourn," said Derek Dwight. 


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