Pineville, NC – Police have arrested a teen after he admitted to shooting his father and stepmother to death early Monday morning.
Not long after neighbors reported hearing six gunshots shortly after 2 a.m. Monday morning, 15-year-old Matt Liewald called 911 and said he needed police to come to his home but would not say why.
He would call back a second time telling the dispatcher that he had just shot and killed his father, 43-year-old Christian Hans Liewald and stepmother, 24-year-old Cassie Meghan Buckaloo. He told them that he would wait for police on the street corner.
When police arrived at the home, they would find Matt’s parents dead from gunshot wounds. The teen was picked up a half-mile away and taken to police headquarters were he was charged with murder, armed robbery, and attempted auto theft.
No official word one what the kid’s motive was, but neighbors and family say that Christian ran a strict household and that Matt may have rebelled against his father in the worst way possible.
Neighbors say the family kept to themselves and Matthew, who rarely came out of the house, was being home schooled after being removed from public school for fighting.
“I always hear the young guy was confined to the house. He didn’t have no friends. He never smiled. I think it was soon coming,” said neighbor Alfred De’nise.
Christian has a couple websites and was currently the webmaster for Zoar United Methodist where he also ran the sound booth equipment. He also lists himself as the owner of Liewald Alternative School where one 15-year-old student is currently enrolled. He handles the administrative duties, having turned over the actual teaching to someone else.
If you are real nosy you can check out some pictures of Christian, Cassie and Matthew at Christians’ personal website.
I’m not even going to begin speculating on Matt’s family dynamic, or why he picked the route he did. It’s just a shame teens are unable to comprehend the fact that at that age, everything is fleeting.Tags: Christian Liewald, Crime, home school, Juvenile, Matthew Liewald, North Carolina, Shooting, teen