Friday 28 July 2017

Man (20) confesses to killing schoolgirl (13) 'because he was unhappy about being single'

Kody Lott (inset) confessed to killing Lauren Landavazo (pictured)
Kody Lott (inset) confessed to killing Lauren Landavazo (pictured)
Lauren Landavazo (13) died in the attack
Kody Lott (pictured) confessed to killing Lauren Landavazo and injuring her friend Makayla Smith
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A 20-year-old man who shot two teenage girls told police he planned the attack because he was unhappy about being single.

Kody Lott confessed to killing Lauren Landavazo and injuring her friend Makayla Smith in a Texas town last week, New York Daily News reports.

He said he planned the attack "with the help of the devil".

The young man attacked the two girls on their way home from school.

He told police he had seen the two 13-year-olds before and was attracted to Landavazo, and he knew she had a boyfriend.

The Wichita Falls Times Record reports on the injured victim's witness statement, which describes how Lott pulled in front of her and her friend's path home and opened fire with a rifle from his SUV.

Kody Lott (pictured) confessed to killing Lauren Landavazo and injuring her friend Makayla Smith
Kody Lott (pictured) confessed to killing Lauren Landavazo and injuring her friend Makayla Smith

The deceased was hit a total of 14 times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lott now faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Lauren Landavazo (13) died in the attack
Lauren Landavazo (13) died in the attack

A family member has reported Lott to have been previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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