A 19-year-old is accused of stabbing his two young siblings and also attacking his father at their home in Colorado Springs.
The children's father, Jefferson Murphy, is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
According to Malik Murphy's arrest affidavit, the teen told a detective that he often experiences "homicidal ideations" and that he decided he "wanted to be alone in the residence".
The parents, Malik Murphy and Kibler's office reached an agreement that the teen would undergo mental health treatment and return to school and the case would be ended. He also allegedly stabbed his father, according to Lt. Howard Black of the Colorado Springs Police Department. According to the report, the officer asked Murphy if he could question him and Murphy responded with, "I set the auto on fire".
Responding officers from Effingham County, Ill. said a white Ford SUV was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.
By the time he was near Effingham, he had run out of gas, so he poured what little gas he had in the rear of the vehicle and set the auto on fire.
19-year-old Malik Murphy appeared before an El Paso County judge for the first time Wednesday to hear what charges he's being held on. He was released on April 28, 2017.
The arrest in Effingham was Miller's first contact with the criminal justice system, Kibler said, and no one in Effingham suffered damage as a result.