Family Crimes

Girl Who Searched For Movies Where 'Kids Kill Parents' Accused Of Killing Parents

Kansas City Police say Daejona Holmes also wrote a rap and drew stick figure drawings of her shooting her father. 

A 15-year-old girl from Kansas City, Missouri who wrote rap lyrics about wanting her father dead is now accused of killing her parents earlier this year.

Kinderly Holmes, 37, and Brian Starr, 38, were found shot and killed inside their home on April 9. Holmes was shot once in her stomach while Starr was shot multiple times: twice in his torso and once in his mouth, according to the Kansas City Star. Their daughter Daejona M. Holmes was charged with second-degree murder and for tampering with physical evidence on Monday, WDAF in Kansas City reported. She is expected to be tried as an adult.

The day of the murders, Daejona Holmes called 911 from a different location to report a robbery that resulted in her parents getting shot, according to WDAF. Later, she changed that story to say that her dad shot her mom and then she shot and killed her father.

In the months since the murder, police obtained a search warrant on Holmes, only to allegedly find several incriminating pieces of evidence. On the teenager’s phone, investigators allegedly discovered a search for "scary movies where kids kill parents.” That’s not all. Police said they also found rap lyrics, allegedly authored by Holmes, in which she expressed that she wanted her father dead. Other alleged disturbing finds: a February video of Holmes holding a handgun while dancing in her bedroom and a stick figure drawing of one person shooting another, the shooter labeled "me,” and the victim labelled "dad,” the Kansas City Star reported. A third stick drawing had x’s for eyes. A possible motive for the murders has not been publicly released.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $150,000 for the teen. It’s not clear if Holmes has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.

[Photo: Jackson County Detention Center]

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