Saturday, December 13, 2008

Florida teen warned friends before shooting

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — A search warrant shows a teen charged with fatally shooting a friend at a South Florida high school sent text message to friends warning about the shooting.

In the 24 hours before the killing, Teah Wimberly sent messages to at least three friends saying "Tomorrow I will shoot myself in the heart" and "Ima shoot somebody."

Fifteen-year-old Wimberly is charged as an adult for second-degree murder.

Authorities say Wimberly and Amanda Collette were longtime friends who had recently stopped speaking before Wimberly shot her at Dillard High School in November. She then ran to a nearby restaurant, called police and confessed.

Wimberly’s attorney says the teen has been troubled since last year when her father was sent to prison for 25 years.


Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun

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