Teen girl faces murder charge in father’s shooting


HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old Ohio girl who called 911 to say she had shot her father is expected to be in juvenile court for an initial appearance on an aggravated murder charge.

Hamilton police say the teenager called 911 Thursday morning:

Girl: “Can somebody come and put me in handcuffs?”

Dispatcher: “Why?”

Girl: “(sob) I just shot my dad.”

Police say they found 71-year-old James Allen Ponder shot in the face inside the family’s southwest Ohio home; he died at a hospital.

Authorities say the girl claims she doesn’t know why she shot him, and repeatedly said she was sorry.

She was being held at a juvenile detention center. She was expected to be in court Friday.

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