Parker County deputies take evidence from home of teen suspected of killing mom, sister

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The Parker County teenager suspected of killing his mother and sister last week told investigators that he watched a slasher film three times in the days before the slayings and conducted Internet searches for the "10 most evil teenagers/people."

That information was included in a search warrant affidavit for computers, cellphones and other digital devices seized from the home of Jake Evans, 17.

Evans was arrested Oct. 4 after he called 911 to report that he had just shot his mother, Jami Evans, 48, and 15-year-old sister, Mallory.

The affidavit, released Friday, lists items seized from the Evans family home in the 150 block of River Creek Lane in Annetta South.

Among the devices were a laptop computer, an Apple desktop computer, two iPad tablet computers and two iPhones.

The affidavit also included an investigator's statements that Jake Evans said he "recently watched a horror movie" -- the 2007 remake of Halloween, directed by Rob Zombie -- three times in the week before the slayings.

He also "recently conducted web searches on the Internet for the ten most evil teenagers/people," the affidavit stated.

Evans "frequently used his personal iPad to access the Internet" and "once used the downstairs office computer to look at pornography," the investigator stated.

Also, Evans said that his sister "had recently made a racist comment" and that he asked her "to do a web search for 'lynching,' " the affidavit stated.

In his 911 call, Evans told the operator that his sister "had a really sweet side, but, you know, she's kind of racist and, I don't know, kind of rude to me sometimes, I guess."

Earlier in the call, Evans said he wasn't mad at the victims, but "I've been kind of planning on killing for a while now."

Evans remained in the Parker County Jail on Friday without bail. He had no lawyer until Thursday when state District Judge Graham Quisenberry appointed Weatherford attorney Mac Smith as his attorney, at least temporarily.

Still in shock

Jami and Mallory Evans were buried Wednesday. Family members have declined to speak with the media.

A friend of Jami Evans said he remained in shock.

John Lindsay, now an assistant principal at Cleburne Middle School, said he first met Jami Evans in 1995 when he became principal at what was then Aledo Elementary, where Jami Evans taught first grade.

Later, Lindsay promoted Evans to assistant principal.

"I had the ability to see her work -- how she worked with parents, how she worked with kids, and how she especially worked with kids who maybe weren't at their greatest potential, and how she brought that out of them," he said this week.

In 2000, the two worked together to open Stuard Elementary.

"I've opened up schools before. It's a difficult job," Lindsay said. "Having Jami there assisting, it was seamless."

When Mallory was a toddler, Jami Evans stopped working to stay home with her children.

Lindsay said he and Jami Evans spoke occasionally. He was in a meeting on Oct. 4 when his cellphone started going "haywire."

"I was getting texts and phone calls the whole time I was in the meeting," Lindsay said. "I wasn't looking at it but finally I saw one of the texts that said Jami Evans and Mallory are dead."

Lindsay said he initially assumed they'd been killed in a car wreck.

"The next text came and kind of talked about what had happened," Lindsay said. "It made my knees buckle."

"I think that a lot of people are still in the shock of it all. I think that's where I am - just in the shock of everything," Lindsay said.

Lindsay said his heart goes out to Jami's husband, Darryl, and the rest of the family.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Jake included," Lindsay said. "I pray for them all."

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

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