Brown is being charged as an adult for ending the lives as Houk and the infant due in just two weeks. He has been charged with two counts of criminal homicide.
Family members knew that Jordan was upset at the upcoming birth of his younger brother.
Between 7 am and 8 am Brown is alleged to have taken a youth-model 20-gauge shotgun won two weeks ago at a shooting competition into the bedroom of Houk. He then fired once, shooting Houk in the head. He acted as nothing was unusual as he and Houk’s daughter, 7, got on the school bus.
After the police talked to the girl they charged Jordan.
The last thing the little girl heard her mother say was to hurry so the two children would not miss the school bus. She claimed that Jordan took the shotgun downstairs and then took it back upstairs. She heard a big boom while she was putting her shoes on for school. When she asked Jordan what the noise was he refused to tell her.
The New York Daily News reports:
“She didn’t actually eyewitness the shooting. She saw him with what she believed to be a shotgun and heard a loud bang,” said Lawrence County District Attorney John Bongivengo.
Houk’s younger daughter, just four-years-old walked into the bedroom discovering her mother was dead. She fled the home flagging down nearby tree trimmers.
The murder weapon was found under Jordan’s bed.
At the time of the shooting Christopher Brown, father of Jordan, was working.
Brown is being held in a cell away from others in the Lawrence County, Pennsylvania jail.
The Daily Contributor reports:
“I wouldn’t know anybody in the whole world who would want to kill a 26-year-old beautiful daughter like mine and take a child,” Houk’s father, Jack, told MSNBC. “I don’t know who would be crazy enough and nutty enough to want to do something like that — has got to be sick. I hope they find out who it is and they give them life or whatever the got to do with them, it’s horrifying.”