Union-Bulletin Court Report

A Walla Walla boy pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of first-degree attempted murder for allegedly plotting to kill his mother and sister.

The 15-year-old also was deemed competent to stand trial in court Friday, after a mentally evaluation by a Department of Social and Health Services doctor.

He is accused of forming an intricate plan to kill his family members, which included gathering various explosive materials and journaling about how he would carry out the acts and then flee to Los Angeles or elsewhere, according to court documents.

Police said they found several knives and a baseball bat in his bedroom, records stated.

Emily Thornton can be reached at emilythornton@wwub.com or 509-526-8325.

Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.

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