Maryland Teens Charged With Plot to Murder Family

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Two Maryland teenagers are in custody, charged with a plot to kill one of the teens' parents. Police say 16-year-old Katelyn Kirchoff "helped devise" the plan to kill members of her family so the couple could be together, William Collins, also 16, is accused of firing a gun at members of Kirchoff's family as they watched a football game at the Kirchoff's Dorchester County home.

Police described a "spray of bullets," believed to have been fired from a .357 magnum into the house. No one was killed in the shooting, but the girl's aunt was hit with fragments from the bullets. Charging documents in the case indicate that Collins had been arrested for a burglary at the home the day prior to the shooting, and that the teens concocted the plan via text messages, even agreeing to time the shootings to occur at 9:20 p.m. Records indicate that police were called at 9:21 p.m.

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