15-year-old charged with murdering his legal guardians

By Marisela Burgos - bio | email

EDMONTON, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police have charged a 15-year-old teenager with the murder of his legal guardians.

Authorities said the case started after an AMBER alert was issued for 12-year-old Kyra Shockley who was believed to be with 15-year-old Christopher Endicott. Officers said Shockley's parents reported her missing around 4 in the morning, Tuesday. Authorities searched for them at the home of Endicott's legal guardians: 50-year-old Gary Holloway and 51-year-old Barbara Holloway. The Holloway's home is located in the 200 block of Jimmy Hubbard Road, which is six miles east of Edmonton. Authorities could not get a response at the home.

A few hours later, authorities said a relative of the Holloway's went inside the home and found the Holloway's shot to death. A preliminary autopsy report stated Gary Holloway died of multiple gunshot wounds and Barbara Holloway died of a single gunshot.

The couple's car, a 1997 Chevy Lumina, was missing from the home. Detectives believed Shockley and Endicott were in danger. Hours later, a fire fighter spotted the Chevy Lumina in Barren County. Endicott and Shockley were inside the car and were taken for questioning.

KSP charged Endicott, who police said is a distant relative of the Holloway's, with murder, fleeing and evading police first degree motor vehicle, wanton endangerment to the 1st degree, reckless driving, no operator's license and criminal mischief to the 3rd degree. Shockley has not been charged. She was released to a parent.

Tim Hubbard, who lives next door to the Holloway's said he heard a scream Tuesday afternoon. "About 1p.m. I came in town and when I turned in my drive it was a woman screaming. Course that was normal, hearing noise from down there at that house," Hubbard said.

Hubbard said he did not think much about it -even after hearing sirens.

"It just hurts when something like this happens close to home," Hubbard said.

"{It} crushes you; crushes your soul. It'll take some time to get over," Lilly Mounce said. Mounce is Gary Holloway's sister.

"{I can't} comprehend why this would happen to him or his wife," Hubbard said.

Neighbors described the Holloway's as the kind of people who helped others. "They were always doing that, helping others," Hubbard said.

"I just think he's sick (Endicott) in the mind to even do anything like that and I got on his Myspace page and he put he was bored at 1 o'clock. The same morning it happened," Chesaney Dile said. Dile is dating the Holloway's nephew.

The case remains under investigation. Endicott is at the Adair County Youth Development Center.

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