A 13-year-old girl shot her sleeping father in the face with a gun.
Police have not yet established a motive for the murder of 34-year-old Matthew Boof.
Michelle Fazek is the mother of the girl and her 14-year-old brother, who divorced her husband, claims that they lived in the mud and the father abused his daughter.
Their home in Elizabeth Township, 20 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, was in a terrible state. It contained dogs, cats and rabbits, for which no one cleaned. According to the neighbor, the girl told her she had committed the murder because she “couldn’t take it anymore.”
She appeared in court in prison uniforms and handcuffs on Monday night. The girl is being held behind bars as an adult criminal and will not be released on bail.