WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- After years of searching for a teen who disappeared for 11 years, his family finally learned what happened to him when he was arrested for alleged murder.
- Anthony Templet was 5 when he was taken by his dad, Burt, from their Texas home.
- Allegedly abused by his father for all the years that he had gone missing, Anthony told police that he killed his father in self-defense.
A teenager’s recent arrest led to his family finally learning what happened to him after he had gone missing for 11 years. Reports revealed that he allegedly killed his father who kidnapped him.
For more than 10 years, Anthony Templet’s relatives searched for him after he was taken from his home in Houston, Texas. His family told WAFB 9 that Anthony was 5 years old when he was kidnapped by his dad, Burt Templet
His sister, Natasha Templet told the local outlet that in all the years that he was missing, her brother was abused by his own father.
“After 11 years of waiting to hear if my brother was still alive, he is found. My brave brother had to defend himself for the last time against that evil man.”
Prior to the incident which happened earlier this month, the teen, now 17, told officials that his father was heavily intoxicated and started a fight. Deputies reported that the teen called 911 after getting two guns to protect himself then later shooting his dad in the head and torso.
According to court records obtained by KHOU show, between 2001 and 2002, Burt was charged with assault three times, two of which were dismissed. The outlet also revealed that Burt’s ex-wife filed a protective order 2 months before Anthony vanished.
Natasha related that her parent’s 10-year marriage was “extremely violent.”
“I can only imagine what Anthony’s been through,” she added.
Despite Burt remarrying, his wife who left him earlier this year claimed he broke several of her teeth and also filed a restraining order against him.
Since Anthony’s arrest, District Attorney Hillar Moore said his office had been in touch with his relatives. He said that “whatever information anyone has before” will be reviewed before “deciding what action to take.”
Anthony is currently detained at a juvenile facility in north Louisiana. So far, he has already spoken to family on the phone including his sister and 80-year-old grandmother.
Source: New York Post