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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:04 am

This is a case I have been following as it unfolded on May 11, 2011. It is in Redwater, Bowie County, Texas near the Texas/Arkansas state line (northeast Tx).

It is about a 34 year old mother, Amanda Doss and her two children Texas, age 8, and Guinivere, age 11, who were murdered and their home was set on fire on May 11, 2011. The autopsy indicated they died from violent injuries.

After nearly three months, there was finally a break in the case. The mother of a 17 year old girl (the girl was 16 at the time the murders were committed in May) called Law Enforcement and said her daughter confessed to her. Per the Sheriff of Bowie County the mother does not want the reward of $148,570.00 (for information, arrest and conviction).

In an interview with Law Enforcement, the teen disclosed information that only the killer and LE would know. Also, evidence at the scene indicates the teen is the only suspect in this case.

The teen is being held at an undisclosed juvenile detention facility. Bowie County prosecutors in the case are expected to have the teen certified as an adult to face the capital murder charges.

In Texas, capital murder charges are eligible for the death penalty.

The article below is from Saturday, 8-13-11. Raw video of the Press Conference with the Sheriff of Bowie County included with article.

Since I have decided to set up a thread for the Doss murders, I am going to post the previous articles as this case unfolded. Hopefully, within the next two days, I will have the articles posted. I am going to put them in chronological order. Normally that is the way a thread would be set up.

I commend the mother of this 16 year old for doing the right thing and calling Law Enforcement. It is so tragic that a mother and two small children were murdered and the home set on fire to cover the crime. It will be interesting to find out about the motive in this horrific crime. It is unbelievable that a 16 year old girl would murder three people. What kind of monster is this teen!

I will be following this case closely especially during the trial and keep this thread updated. Being that the prosecutors will try to get the teen certified as an adult so this case can be tried as a capital murder case, I would think the trial is one to two years away. It is usually the norm for these type of cases in Texas.
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16-year-old girl arrested in Bowie Co. triple murder

Posted: Aug 13, 2011 4:18 AM CDT
Updated: Aug 13, 2011 06:04 AM CDT

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - A 16-year-old female from the Redwater area has been arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

The arrest comes nearly three months to the day after the bodies of 34-year-old Amanda Doss, 8-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss were pulled from the smoldering rubble of their rural Bowie County home on May 11th.

Autopsies confirmed all three died from violent injuries prior to the fire, which investigators believe was set to destroy evidence of the murders.

There were no solid suspects until a stunning phone call around 8:30 p.m. Friday from a woman Bowie County Sheriff James Prince describes as "pretty upset and crying," saying she knew who killed Amanda, Texas and Guiniviere. Her daughter had confessed.


Read more:

http://www.ksla.com/story/15261219/breaking-arrest-made-in-bowie-co-triple-murder



The victims: Amanda Doss and her children, Texas (8) and Guinivere (11)


The scene of the crime: A fire destroyed the Doss home on May 11, 2011.


The ATF and Texas Rangers were called in to assist Bowie County Sheriffs early the investigation


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:23 am

New information: mother & 2 children die in fire

Posted: May 11, 2011 5:28 AM CDT
Updated: May 11, 2011 10:14 AM CDT

By Alisa Thomas
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - The Texas Rangers have arrived on the scene to help in the investigation of a deadly house fire in Texarkana, Texas. The Asst. Fire Chief of the Liberty Eylau Fire Department has confirmed three fatalities in an early Wednesday morning fire in the 1200 block of FM 991 East.


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http://www.ksla.com/story/14622750/major-house-fire-in-texarkana-tx-home-occupied



Texarkana, TX home burned down to the frame



Bowie County Firefighters on scene of house fire in 1200 block of FM 991 East in Texarkana, TX
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:31 am

Autopsy on 11-year-old fire victim shows signs of a homicide

Posted: May 11, 2011 12:10 PM CDT
Updated: May 12, 2011 09:43 AM CDT

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - The Bowie County Sheriff says an autopsy on an 11-year-old killed in a fire early Wednesday morning shows, what he called, 'injuries consistent with a homicide.'

Authorities began investigating the fire that claimed the lives of a mother of and two children as a possible triple homicide Wednesday afternoon.

A 34-year-old mother and two children, ages eight and 11, were killed in the blaze that broke out around 5 a.m. in the 1200 block of FM 991 East.


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http://www.ksla.com/story/14625867/triple-fatal-fire-is-now-a-homicide-investigation



Command Center set up at scene of triple fatal fire
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:04 am

Triple murder victims laid to rest

Posted: May 21, 2011 2:49 PM CDT
Updated: May 31, 2011 4:23 PM CDT

Redwater, TX(KSLA)- Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to a Redwater mother and her two childen who were violently murdered in their home on May 11th, before the home was set on fire.

The mother, 34-year-old Amanda Prewett Doss, 11-year-old Guinevere Doss and 8 year old Texas Johnson were found dead in their burning home last week in Redwater, Texas.


Read more and view video (snippets of 3 caskets):

http://www.ksla.com/story/14690794/triple-murder-victims-funeral-underway






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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:37 am

Obituary

Amanda Doss
(August 21, 1976 - May 11, 2011)

Amanda Prewett Doss, age 34, of Texarkana, Texas died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at her home.

Mrs. Doss was born August 21, 1976 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Wake Village, Texas and was a computer analyst.

Amanda was joined in death with her daughter, Guinevere Doss and her son, Texas Johnson.

She is survived by her parents, Glen and Wanda Rothrock Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas, one brother, Bryan Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas, her grandmother, Violet Rothrock, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, three aunts, one uncle and a number of other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Texarkana with Rev. Scott Neathery and Rev. Orville Farren officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM following the service.

A second funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, may 23, 2011 at Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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Video Tribute: Amanda Doss
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:49 am

Obituary

Guinevere Doss



Guinevere Doss Guinevere Eileen Doss, age 11, of Texarkana, Texas died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at her home. Guinevere was born August 4, 1999 in Texarkana, Texas. She attended Redwater Middle School, was a member of First Baptist Church, Wake Village, Texas.She was active in Awanas, was also a Girl Scout, she was in the school band, active in dance, and a member of the Texas Youth Leadership Counsel. Guinevere was joined in death by her mother, Amanda Doss, and her brother, Texas Johnson. Guinevere is survived by her father, Stacy Doss, of Austin, Texas, grandparents, Dianne and Jerry Doss, of Marshall, Texas, and Glen and Wanda Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas, one uncle, Bryan Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas, one aunt, Kim and her husband Terry, of Flower Mound, Texas, her great grandfather, R.D. Doss, of Marshall, Texas, great grandmother, Violet Rothrock, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a number of other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Texarkana with Rev. Scott Neathery and Rev. Orville Farren officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. following the service. Additional services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Register online at www.texarkanafuneralhome.com

Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 20, 2011
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Obituary

Guinevere Eileen Doss
(August 4, 1999 - May 11, 2011)

Guinevere Eileen Doss, age 11, of Texarkana, Texas died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at her home.

Guinevere was born August 4, 1999 in Texarkana, Texas. She attended Redwater Middle School, was a member of First Baptist Church, Wake Village, Texas.She was active in Awanas, was also a Girl Scout, she was in the school band, active in dance, and a member of the Texas Youth Leadership Counsel.

Guinevere was joined in death by her mother, Amanda Doss, and her brother, Texas Johnson.

Guinevere is survived by her father, Stacy Doss, of Austin, Texas, grandparents, Dianne and Jerry Doss, of Marshall, Texas, and Glen and Wanda Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas, one uncle, Bryan Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas, one aunt, Kim and her husband Terry, of Flower Mound, Texas, her great grandfather, R.D. Doss, of Marshall, Texas, great grandmother, Violet Rothrock, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a number of other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Texarkana with Rev. Scott Neathery and Rev. Orville Farren officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM following the service.

A second funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.



Video Tribute: Guinevere Eileen Doss
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Obituary

Guinevere Eileen Doss



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TEXARKANA – Funeral services for Guinevere Eileen Doss, 11, of Texarkana will 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Texarkana with the Rev. Scott Neathery and the Rev. Orville Farren officiating. A second funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, at Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla. Burial will be in Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Arrangements are by Texarkana Funeral Home.
Guinevere died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her residence, along with her mother, Amanda Doss, and brother, Texas Johnson. She was born Aug. 4, 1999, in Texarkana. She attended Redwater Middle School. Guinevere was a member of First Baptist Church of Wake Village.
Survivors include her father, Stacy Doss of Austin; grandparents, Dianne and Jerry Doss of Marshall and Glen and Wanda Prewett of Texarkana; one uncle; one aunt; her great-grandfather; great-grandmother; and numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Make condolences: texarkanafuneralhome.com


Published in The Marshall News Messenger on May 20, 2011
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:00 am

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Texas Johnson
(May 6, 2003 - May 11, 2011)

Texas Johnson, age 8, of Texarkana, Texas died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his home.

Texas was born May 6, 2003 in Texarkana, Texas. He attended Redwater Elementary School, and also attended First Baptist Church, Wake Village, Texas and Grace Baptist Church. He was active in Awanas and Boy Scouts.

Texas was joined in death with his mother, Amanda Doss, and his sister, Guinevere Doss.

He is survived by his dad, Brad Johnson, of Texarkana, Texas, his grandparents, Glen and Wanda Prewett, of Texarkana, Texas and his grandmother, Daina Johnson, of DeQueen, Arkansas, one uncle, Melvin Johnson, of Redwater, Texas and a number of other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Texarkana, with Rev. Scott Neathery and Rev. Orville Farren officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM following the service.


A second funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.



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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:45 am

Reward still growing in Bowie Co. triple murder case

Posted: Jun 08, 2011 8:35 PM CDT
Updated: Jun 22, 2011 8:36 PM CDT

KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - The reward fund for information leading to an arrest and conviction in last months' triple murder and arson in Bowie County now stands at $41,300.00.


Read more and view video:

http://www.ksla.com/story/14871534/reward-continues-to-grow-in

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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:17 am

No suspects in Bowie Co. triple homicide

Posted: May 12, 2011 6:33 PM CDT
Updated: May 12, 2011 06:33 PM CDT

By Brittany Pieper
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - The fire that killed a Bowie County mother and her 2 children is now officially a murder investigation. Investigators didn't seem surprised to find out this was a homicide, but neighbors were shocked.

"We thought maybe some electrical socket in the house had started the fire, but now that we know it was a homicide and my yard is covered with policemen and an investigation, I want to know what's going on. Who would be so evil to do something like this?" said Nelda Shavers.

Investigators are also trying to figure out who killed 34-year-old Amanda Doss, 8-year-old Texas Johnson, and 11-year-old Gweneviere Doss. So far they do not have any suspects.


Read more and view video:

http://www.ksla.com/story/14637187/fatal-fire-is-officially-a-homicide-investigation-in-bowie-county



Doss' home went up in flames early Wednesday morning, May 11, 2011



The burned out remains of the Doss home
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:28 am

ON THE SCENE: The search for clues in Bowie Co. triple homicide

Posted: May 13, 2011 4:26 PM CDT
Updated: May 13, 2011 4:48 PM CDT

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

Investigators in Redwater, Texas continue to search through the remnants of Wednesday's fire for clues as to what happened to 34-year-old Amanda Doss and her two children.


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http://www.ksla.com/story/14643180/investigators-in-redwater-texas-continue-to-search-through-the-remnants-of-wednesdays-fire-for-clues-as-to-what-happened-to-34-year-old-amanda-doss


Texas Johnson & Gweniviere Doss (Courtesy: Brad Johnson)


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:40 am

Grandparents of homicide victims ask for help

Posted: May 18, 2011 5:28 PM CDT
Updated: May 31, 2011 4:20 PM CDT

By Fred Childers
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - The family of the three people killed in Bowie County last week is now speaking out.

Police say the mother and her two children suffered violent injuries before someone set fire to the house they were in.

Investigators say the fire was secondary, and that Amanda Doss and her two children, 8 year old Texas Johnson and 11 year old Gweneviere Doss were all murdered.


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http://www.ksla.com/story/14672397/grandparents-of-homicide-victims-ask-for-help



Grandparents of 8 year old Texas Johnson and 11 year old Guinevere Doss
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:47 am

Father of Redwater, Texas triple homicide victim speaks out

Posted: May 13, 2011 10:09 PM CDT
Updated: May 13, 2011 11:08 PM CDT

By Tracy Clemons
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

REDWATER, TEXAS, (KSLA)- KSLA News 12 has confirmed that the deaths of a Redwater, Texas mother and her two children was, in fact, a triple homicide. Now investigators plan to spend the weekend searching for a suspect.

We spoke with the ex-husband and father of one of the victims.

Brad Johnson's eight year old son, Texas Johnson, died in the home that burned down Wednesday. We asked how he's coping with the loss.

"I'm not. I just want people in the community to be aware and pull together and be strong and support everybody in the act of locating the heinous individual that did this," he says.

His son, his son's older sister Gweniviere Doss, and his ex-wife Amanda Doss all died. Johnson says he knew as soon as he got to the scene that the fire was not an accident. Police are investigating it as a triple homicide.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:55 am

Reward raised in Bowie Co. triple murder

Posted: May 16, 2011 3:45 PM CDT
Updated: May 30, 2011 3:45 PM CDT

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - The Sheriff Office has received another offer of $1000.00 in reward from a citizen for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Amanda Doss and her children. This brings the total to $4,000.00.

Killed were 34-year-old Amanda Doss, 8 year-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss.


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http://www.ksla.com/story/14655250/reward-upped-in-bowie-co-triple-murder
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:02 am

Reward raised yet again in Bowie Co. triple homicide

Posted: Aug 08, 2011 1:01 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 8, 2011 01:15 PM CDT

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - The Sheriff Office has received yet another offer of $1000.00 in reward money to add to the Amanda Doss reward fund for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Amanda Doss and her children.

This brings the total amount to a whopping $145,570.00.

Killed were 34-year-old Amanda Doss, 8 year-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss.


Read more:

http://www.ksla.com/story/15229262/reward-raised-yet-again-in-bowie-co-triple-homicide



The victims: Amanda Doss and her children, Texas (8) and Guinivere (11)
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Police: Girl, 16, faces 3 capital murder charges

Updated 06:58 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beaumont Enterprise - Beaumont, Tx

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old Redwater-area girl has been arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

Bowie County Sheriff James Prince tells KSLA-TV in Louisiana that police received a phone call around 8:30 p.m. Friday from a woman who said her daughter had confessed.

Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Police-Girl-16-faces-3-capital-murder-charges-1950551.php#ixzz1VTYLHq3M


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Amanda Doss And Children Murdered, Was Outspoken Military Supporter (Video)

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

By JoAnne Thomas
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Last Wednesday, a frantic call was made to the parent’s of Amanda Prewett Doss. They rushed to their daughter’s aid, only to discover the home was an inferno. They suffered serious burns in their attempts to rescue Amanda and her children Gweneviere Doss, 11, and Texas Johnson, 8.

Autopsies have shown the three died a violent death prior to the home being set on fire. It’s been over a week now, and police have few leads.

Perhaps if more folks were made aware of this heinous crime, tips and leads would increase and justice served in this horrific murder.

Sadly, the nation’s focus has been on things like the Casey Anthony trial and Arnold’s love child.

Amanda Doss, a tireless troop supporter, patriot and friend to many, was murdered in Texas along with her 2 children. By taking a few minutes to learn about Ms. Doss and her family, then sharing the news of this atrocity, someone might hand over information that could break this case wide open.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:02 am

Friends of murdered Bowie Co. mother react to teen's arrest

Posted: Aug 14, 2011 4:04 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 14, 2011 4:42 PM CDT

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - Friends of a Texarkana mother who was murdered along with her children in May say they're not convinced it's 'case closed' with the arrest of a 16-year-old Redwater girl.

The teen was arrested early Saturday morning by Bowie County Sheriff's investigators, after she allegedly admitted to killing 34-year-old Amanda Doss, 8-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss. Their bodies were pulled from the burned out rubble of their rural Bowie County home on May 11th. Autopsies confirmed all three died from violent injuries prior to the fire, which investigators believe was set to destroy evidence of the murders.

Friends of the murdered mother say news of the arrests bring a mix of relief and doubt. "It's a relief, but we think there is more to it," says Melinda Hendrix. "The family, the friends, and everybody. We think there is more to it than what the girl is saying." Hendrix and others have posted flyers offering a reward for information about the killings, and they say they will continue to do so.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:10 am

Redwater residents shocked over teen's triple murder arrest

Posted: Aug 14, 2011 10:33 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 15, 2011 12:12 AM CDT

By Adam Hooper
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BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - A 16-year-old female from the Redwater area has been arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

"I was thinking I hope they fry him, whoever they are. Killing is not good enough for these folks. Now it ends up being somebody that my kids go to school with. I don't know if I can say that anymore," said Derek Dwight.

He claims his daughter played sports with that 16-year old murder suspect. Dwight described how on many occasions he would drive them both to and from track meets. He said he never saw any indication the girl, he knew, could be capable of such violence.


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Post by Julie on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:18 am

Thank you Ann for all the articles & links. Another sad tragedy times three.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:31 am

Very informative article and includes info about certifiying the teen as an adult.
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Juvenile arrested for triple homicide

Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:00 am

By Robin Aaron
Longview News-Journal
Longview, Tx

Local investigators may have breathed a sigh of relief at the recent confession of guilt in the murders of Amanda Doss and her two children that occurred May 11 in Redwater. However, the shocking revelation that the person who’d confessed to committing these heinous murders is not yet out of high school has left many reeling that someone so young could commit such acts.

In a 4:30 a.m. press conference, Sheriff James Prince revealed what details he could about the identity of the confessed killer. He told the Tribune that this case may have never been solved without the confession of a now 17 year-old who he says had intimate details about how Amanda Doss and her young children died.

The suspect was 16 at the time of the triple homicide and recently turned 17 in the three months since.


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http://www.news-journal.com/bowiecounty/news/article_e5159351-25ae-5466-8d66-c580b92fcd84.html




Glenn Prewett holds the photos of his daughter and two grandchildren who were murdered May 11 in their home. A confession was made recently by a 17 year-old. The confessed killer was only 16 at the time of the deaths of Amanda Doss and her children Guinevere and Texas.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:33 am

Per this article, Amanda Doss is originally from Oklahoma.
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16-year-old arrested in deaths of mother, two children with local ties

By JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Tulsa World - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Published: 8/15/2011 4:02 PM
Last Modified: 8/15/2011 4:04 PM

A 16-year-old girl was arrested over the weekend in the May deaths of a mother and her two children with Tulsa ties near Texarkana.

The teen has been charged with capital murder in the three deaths and is being held at an undisclosed juvenile detention facility, according to the Associated Press.

One of the teen’s parents brought her in to describe the incident, which was consistent with what investigators observed, said Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Larry Parker.


Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/specialprojects/news/crimewatch/article.aspx?subjectid=450&articleid=20110815_450_0_Ayearo190145





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Post by sitemama on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:28 pm

Ann, this is awful! This article didn't say how they had died nor why this 16 year old felt she had to kill them. Is there an earlier article that gives more info?

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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:04 pm

sitemama, this is a horrific tragedy. A mother and her two children killed!

At this time, Law Enforcement are not disclosing details of how Amanda and her children were killed. They do not want to jeopardize or compromise the prosecution of this case. They were able to determine the injuries based on the autopsy. The fire was secondary to their murder.

Law Enforcement have not disclosed the motive by the teen. The teen was 16 when these murders were committed. She is now 17. The State of Texas will start the process of hopefully getting the teen certified as an adult. If she is tried as an adult, she will be eligible for the death penalty if the State of Texas seeks the death penalty.

You will find that cases in Texas do not disclose a lot of information prior to trial. We do not try our cases in the media like Florida does (Casey Anthony case). Florida is a Sunshine Law state and they have doc dumps prior to trial if the media or individuals are willing to pay for the documents.

In Texas, the exhibits will be entered into evidence at trial.

Today when I decided I would start a thread on Amanda and her children and keep the thread updated through trial, I posted links to many articles . . . starting on Page 1 as this case unfolded. I tried to post the articles in chronological order.

I know you may not be familiar with Texas law. It's not Florida and I am happy for that! I think many folks are use to doc dumps because of the Casey Anthony case. It won't happen in Texas. Our cases are not tried in the media.

For example, it is expected that Mona Yvette Nelson, who is charged with the murder of Jonathan Foster, may go to trial in the first quarter of 2012. The Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston, Harris County, Tx, who will be prosecuting the case for the State of Texas, have not disclosed info about the evidence they will be presenting during trial. And . . . they won't. It does not work that way in Texas.

There may be additional info disclosed in the Doss et al cases but I would think not very much.

In one of the articles I posted up-thread, the reporter did a great job of explaining how the case will proceed and the process of getting the teen certified as an adult. Not super detailed but enough info to give one info as to what the process will be.

This teen is not the first delinquent to be certified as an adult in Texas.

Because this teen was 16 at the time of the murders, she is being held in an undisclosed juvenile delinquent facility.

If she is certified as an adult, her name will be disclosed at that time with her mug shot.

I gave you more info than you asked for but I think you will better understand the laws of Texas.



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Post by Nanna on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:12 pm

Ann,
This is a horrible tradegy.

Since the girl was under 18, can she still get the death penalty? (I think she deserves it.)

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:17 pm

Hi, Nanna!

So glad you came and checked the Doss case out. Thank you! I know this is in your part of Texas.

Yes, the 16 year old, who is now 17, can get the death penalty if she is certified as an adult and the case is tried as a Death Penalty case.

The process to get her certified as an adult is underway. She is currently being held at an undisclosed juvenile delinquent facility.

If she is certified as an adult, then she will be moved to a jail. I assume in Bowie County where the murders took place. If she is certified as an adult, her name and mug shot will be released.

She has 3 Capital Murder Charges filed against her. If the Prosecutors prosecute the cases as DP cases and if she is certified as an adult, she would be eligible for the DP.

The judge in this case put a gag order in place last week. I do not know when the hearing for adult certification will take place. I would think soon.

For your info, KSLA in Shreveport, La have followed this case closely. Also, the Texarkana Gazette.

The Houston media have covered it somewhat but not like Shreveport.

Also, once the Associated Press picks up a story, there are many news outlets in Texas that cover the story. Just depends upon what is being reported.

I read some articles on the Longview and Marshall websites as well.

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Post by Julie on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:19 pm

to RC, Nanna.

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Post by Sherry on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:23 pm

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:47 pm

Sherry, oh my gosh! Are you SLC2?

If so, I've been Live Chatting with you on Radio Programs and had no idea! It is so good to know that you, Nanna and I like some of the same Radio Programs pertaining to true crime.
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Ann - Tx wrote:Sherry, oh my gosh! Are you SLC2?

If so, I've been Live Chatting with you on Radio Programs and had no idea! It is so good to know that you, Nanna and I like some of the same Radio Programs pertaining to true crime.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:44 pm

Cool! Birds of a feather flock together . . . that would be you, Nanna and I! Very Happy
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*squawk!* lol!
I also listen to Levi Page and Peter Hyatt and I am thinking about Denny Griffin's BTR show, too.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:24 am

Teen confesses in triple slaying

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 4:00 am CDT

By Robin Aaron
Longview News-Journal -- Longview, Tx

NEW BOSTON — A teenage girl has confessed to the May slayings of a Redwater mother and her two children, authorities said.

The girl has been charged with three counts of capital murder.

The bodies of Amanda Doss, 34, and her two children — Guinevere Doss, 11, and Texas Johnson, 8 — were found May 11 in their burning Redwater home. Investigators said at the time the fire appeared to have been set to cover up the homicide. Autopsies showed the victims did not die from the fire.

In a news conference this past week, Wood County Sheriff James Prince said the case might never have been solved without the confession of the girl, now 17, who he said had details about the three who were killed that were consistent with what investigators had found.

The suspect’s identity has not been released, and officials said it may not be for weeks. The sheriff said she was an acquaintance of the victims.


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Redwater residents shocked over teen's triple murder arrest

Posted: Aug 14, 2011 10:33 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2011 10:39 PM CDT

By Adam Hooper
KLTV - Tyler, Tx

BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) - A 16-year-old female from the Redwater area has been arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

"I was thinking I hope they fry him, whoever they are. Killing is not good enough for these folks. Now it ends up being somebody that my kids go to school with. I don't know if I can say that anymore," said Derek Dwight.


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http://www.kltv.com/story/15265686/redwater-residents-shocked-16-year-old-murder-suspect




The burned home of Amanda Doss.



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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:09 am


This article is dated 8-22-11.
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Gag order issued for case of girl who confessed to triple slaying

POSTED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 9:20am
UPDATED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 12:05pm

KETK - Tyler, Tx





Longview News-Journal


NEW BOSTON, TX — A teenage girl has confessed to the May slayings of a Redwater mother and her two children, authorities said.

The girl has been charged with three counts of capital murder.

The bodies of Amanda Doss, 34, and her two children — Guinevere Doss, 11, and Texas Johnson, 8 — were found May 11 in their burning Redwater home. Investigators said at the time the fire appeared to have been set to cover up the homicide. Autopsies showed the victims did not die from the fire.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:01 pm



Teenager Charged As Adult In Triple Murder

POSTED: 6:01 pm CST February 1, 2012

KTBS - Shreveport, LA




Rachel Pittman

A Redwater teen will now be tried as an adult in the triple murder of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

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Girl, 17, faces 3 capital murder charges following May deaths of mother, 2 children

The Republic - Columbus, IN
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

First Posted: February 01, 2012 - 8:02 pm
Last Updated: February 01, 2012 - 8:03 pm

TEXARKANA, Texas — A 17-year-old northeast Texas girl has been charged as an adult with three capital murder counts in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

Rachel Nicole Pittman was booked Tuesday into the Bi-State Justice Building jail in Texarkana, Texas. Bond is set at $3 million. Online jail records do not list an attorney for the Redwater girl.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:19 pm


There has not been much info on this case after Rachel Pittman was charged with the murders of Amanda Doss and her two children.

Rachel was 16 years old at the time of the murders and was considered a juvenile per Texas law. Shortly after the murders she turned 17 but, per Texas law, the age she was at the time of the crime is what is considered.

The judge placed a gag order in this case and the last I heard several months ago was that the District Attorney (in the county in which the crime was committed) was going to determine if the DA's office would go through the process of having the teen certified as an adult and be tried as an adult.

Apparently that happened, because the teen has now been identified as Rachel Nicole Pittman and has been booked into a Texas jail versus juvenile detention. Per the above article, Pittman's bond has been set at $3 million.

At least we now know the identity of the person who allegedly committed these horrific, henious murders of a mother and her two children.

Being that the charges are Capital Murder (times 3), Pittman would be eligible for the death penalty if the DA seeks the death penalty.
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Girl, 17, faces 3 capital murder charges

Updated at 08:06 PM
February 1, 2011

KTRK - Houston, Tx
Associated Press

TEXARKANA, TX -- A 17-year-old northeast Texas girl has been charged as an adult with three capital murder counts in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.


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Redwater teen now charged as adult in triple murder

Posted: Feb 01, 2012 5:01 PM CST Updated: Feb 1, 2012 05:01 PM CST

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA


BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) -
The teenaged suspect in the triple murder of a Texarkana mother and her two children will now be charged as an adult on capital murder charges.

That means Rachel Pittman, now 17, could face the death penalty if convicted.


Read more and view video:

http://www.ksla.com/story/16654921/redwater-teen-now-charged-as-adult-in-triple-murder



Rachel Pittman, now 17
(Source: Redwater HS Yearbook)




34-year-old Amanda Doss and her two children,
8-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:34 pm

I posted the following comment on The Hinky Meter by Valhall - Developing Stories:



RE: Update in the triple murder of a mother and her two children - Redwater, Bowie County, Tx

As the murder case of Amanda Doss and her two children, Texas Johnson and Guinivere Doss unfolded (May, 2011), I posted several articles on THM regarding these henious murders.

About three months (in August, 2011) after the murder, the mother of a teen, who was 16 at the time of the murders, called the Bowie County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) and stated her daughter confessed to her regarding these murders.

The mother arranged for her daughter to meet with Bowie County Sheriff James Prince. The teen described the incident to Sheriff Prince, which was consistent with what the investigators observed at the scene and the autopsy reports.

The girl’s mother refused to have any of the $145,570 in reward money pledged to the person who helped catch and convict the killer.

At age 16 the teen was considered a juvenile and her name was not released to the public. A judge issued a gag order in this case and there has been limited info since then other than the teen was charged with 3 counts of murder and was in juvenile detention at an undisclosed location. The gag order is still in place.

The teen, who was 16 at the time of the murders (but turned 17 shortly after), has been certified as an adult and will be tried as an adult. Her name, Rachael Pittman, has now been released. She has been moved from juvenile detention to Bi-State Justice center (jail) in Texarkana, Bowie County, Tx.

There are 3 Capital Murder charges against her. Being that she is certified as an adult, she is now eligible for the death penalty if the Bowie County District Attorney's Office seeks the death penalty.

Pittman allegedly murdered Doss and her two children and then set the house on fire to destroy the evidence and apparently make it look like they died in the fire. Their was very little left of the home due to the fire.

Per the autopsy report, the victims were murdered and died before the fire.

The following has been breaking news today in the Bowie County (Texarkana) area as well as by Houston, Tx area media which also covered this case as it unfolded.

If you are interested in this case, there is a thread set up at Reality Chatter (RC) and numerous mainstream media articles are posted there as this case unfolded in 2011. You do not have to be a member to read in the Forum at RC.

http://www.realitychatter.com/t3492-amanda-doss-guinevere-doss-texas-johnson-deceased-5-11-11
Reality Chatter: Amanda Doss, Guinevere Doss, Texas Johnson -- Deceased 5/11/11

The following are two of several articles that were posted by mainstream media today:
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Redwater teen now charged as adult in triple murder

Posted: Feb 01, 2012 5:01 PM CST Updated: Feb 1, 2012 05:01 PM CST

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA


BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) -
The teenaged suspect in the triple murder of a Texarkana mother and her two children will now be charged as an adult on capital murder charges.

That means Rachel Pittman, now 17, could face the death penalty if convicted.

Read more and view video:

http://www.ksla.com/story/16654921/redwater-teen-now-charged-as-adult-in-triple-murder



Rachel Pittman, now 17
(Source: Redwater HS Yearbook)




34-year-old Amanda Doss and her two children,
8-year-old Texas Johnson and 11-year-old Guinivere Doss.

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http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=8527982&rss=rss-ktrk-article-8527982
KTRK Houston, Tx 2-1-12

Girl, 17, faces 3 capital murder charges

(Video of the newscast not posted yet)
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Source:

http://www.thehinkymeter.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=230716#p230716
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Girl, 17, faces 3 capital murder charges

The Baytown Sun - Baytown, Tx
Associated Press

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:23 pm
Updated: 10:07 pm, Wed Feb 1, 2012.

A 17-year-old northeast Texas girl has been charged as an adult with three capital murder counts in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.

Rachel Nicole Pittman was booked Tuesday into the Bi-State Justice Building jail in Texarkana, Texas. Bond is set at $3 million. Online jail records do not list an attorney for the Redwater girl.


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Girl, 17, faces 3 capital murder charges

Updated 09:52 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Houston Chronicle - Houston, Tx

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old northeast Texas girl has been charged as an adult with three capital murder counts in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.


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Teen suspected in Doss case officially named
Bail set at $3 million

By: Lynn LaRowe - Texarkana Gazette
Texarkana, Tx

Published: February 2, 2012


Rachel Pittman, the teen suspected of killing a Redwater, Texas, woman and her two children last May, is being held in the Bi-State Justice Building jail.

Booking records indicate Pittman, 17, was booked Tuesday for capital murder, multiple persons.


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http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2012/02/01/teen-suspected-in-doss-case-officially-n-195030.php
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Redwater teen now charged as adult in triple murder

Posted: Feb 01, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Updated: Feb 02, 2012 10:47 AM CST

By Carolyn Roy
KSLA - Shreveport, LA




Rachel Pittman, 17 (Courtesy: Bowie County Sheriff's Office)


BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) -
The teenaged suspect in the triple murder of a Texarkana mother and her two children will now be charged as an adult on capital murder charges.

Because she was 16 at the time of the crime, Pittman will not be eligible for the death penalty if convicted. But she could face life in prison.


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Texas teenager to be tried in deaths of family with ties to Tulsa

By JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK

Published: 2/3/2012 2:27 AM
Last Modified: 2/3/2012 2:27 AM


A Texas teenager has been certified to stand trial as an adult in the deaths of a woman and her two children with ties to Tulsa.

Rachel Nicole Pittman, 17, was booked into a Texarkana, Texas, jail on one count of capital murder with multiple deaths linked to the slayings of Amanda Doss, 34; Guinevere Doss, 11; and Texas Johnson, 8.

Doss and her two children were found dead early May 11 in their burning home in Redwater, Texas, about 15 miles southwest of Texarkana. Investigations determined that the deaths were not a result of the fire.

Doss was born in Muskogee, but her family moved soon thereafter. Her grandparents and many other relatives live in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. She and her children were buried at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow.


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Girl, 17, indicted on capital murder counts

Published 06:14 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2012

Houston Chronicle
Houston, Tx


TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old northeast Texas girl has been indicted on capital murder counts in the deaths of a Texarkana mother and her two children.


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Redwater, TX teen indicted in triple murder

Posted: Feb 09, 2012 5:57 PM CST
Updated: Feb 09, 2012 6:38 PM CST

By Amber Edwards
KSLA - Shreveport, La

BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) -
Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle says 17-year-old Rachel Pittman was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for the murders of three people.


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Pittman is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, February 17th.

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Teen pleads 'not guilty' in triple homicide

By: Nancy Cook
KTAL - Shreveport, LA

Updated: February 17, 2012






In an arraignment this morning, 17-year-old Rachel Pittman of Redwater, Texas, pleaded "not guilty" in the capital murder case of Amanda Doss and her two children, according to the Bowie County District Attorney's office


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Rachel Pittman pleads not guilty to Doss murder
Teen was represented by public defender this time

By: Lynn LaRowe - Texarkana Gazette
Texarkana, TX

February 18, 2012


The teen accused of killing a Redwater, Texas, mother and her two children pleaded not guilty to capital murder at a hearing Friday morning in a downtown Texarkana courtroom.




Staff photo by Evan Lewis
Rachel Pittman, 17, is led into court Friday morning before entering
pleas of not guilty to capital murder in connection with the
May 11, 2011, deaths of Amanda Doss, 34, Guinivere Doss, 11, and
Texas Johnson, 8. Pittman appeared in cuffs and shackles before 202nd Di...



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Judge hopes for November murder trial for teen

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The American-Statesman - Austin, Tx

Published: 3:06 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NEW BOSTON, Texas — A judge says he hopes to begin jury selection in November for the capital murder trial of a 17-year-old northeast Texas girl.


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