Teenager kills father, hides body so she could have drug-fuelled parties

Teenager kills father, hides body so she could have drug-fuelled parties
Published: 2016 December 11 13:18:32 (8085 Views)
A teenager killed her father and then hid his body in the shed so she could have drug-fuelled parties.

17-year-old Crystal Brooke Howell pretended he had abandoned her, then drove his car and spent his money on drugs

When word spread around that her father had not only moved away and left her alone, but had then committed suicide, Crystal received nothing but sympathy.

She then invited some of her friends to stay with her at the remote sprawling family cabin to keep her company. She then Crystal started hosting wild parties and even installed a pole-dancing pole in the kitchen.

When her friends moved a pinball machine into an outdoor shed, they found her father's decomposing body in a plastic container.

It was 2014 and Crystal lived with her dad, Michael Howell, in a remote community known as Sheepback Mountain, near Maggie Valley, Columbia. Their house was a large eight-bedroom wooden cabin with stunning views.



Her parents had divorced five years earlier, and at first, Crystal had stayed with her mum Kristina Regster, but it hadn't worked out.

Crystal moved in with her dad, a former sports editor at a local newspaper called the Columbia County News-Times. He encouraged up-and-coming athletes and won awards for his work.

Locals said that Michael, 50, was a good dad, always trying to steer his daughter in the right direction. He loved the simple, quiet life in the country – but it seemed Crystal wanted more.

On February 24, Crystal was caught shoplifting in a supermarket while she was out with her dad. It's likely the highly respected man was hugely disappointed.

As Michael took a nap on a sofa, Crystal crept towards him with a shotgun. She shot him at point-blank range in the head, killing him instantly.

Somehow, the girl managed to drag his body to a shed on the grounds. She stuffed it inside a plastic storage container and covered it with a sleeping bag. Then she hid the empty gun casing, got rid of the sofa and sold the gun.

Crystal spread rumours around her friends that her father had gone off to Georgia without her, then said she'd received a call informing her that he'd killed himself.



Source - Mirror

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