The Lucas County Attorney has filed charges against a 12-year-old Chariton boy who’s accused of killing his stepfather and injuring his five-year-old half-sister. Jacen Pearson is charged with 1st degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count willfull injury.
Pearson is accused of killing his 37- year- old stephfather Tod Peek. He is also accused of shooting his five-year-old step sister Cheyanne Peek. She is in a Des Moines hospital and is expected to live.
Person is being held in a Des Moines juvenile facility. Police are not releasing any other details as to what led to the shooting or how it happened.