Boy, 14, who killed dad, kissed pet bunny then killed boy, 6, faces life in jail

A boy who killed his dad and kissed his bunny before driving to a school and murdering a six year-old boy faces life in jail.

Jesse Osborne was just 14 when he murdered dad Jeffrey Osborne and schoolboy Jacob Hall in September 2016, with prosecutors now set to push for him to receive a life sentence.

They will present their case at Anderson County Courthouse in Columbia, South Carolina from Tuesday.

Osborne, who is now 17, admitted two counts of murder last December after being found mentally competent and tried as an adult.

A sentencing judge must now decide his age and level of maturity at the time of the crime.

The judge will also examine the circumstances of the crime, his home environment and whether they think Osborne stands any chance of being rehabilitated.

Osborne, who turned 14 just 20 days before the killings, joined a secret Instagram page before the shootings where he bragged of a plot to kill up to 150 children.

He wrote: ‘I think I’ll probably most likely kill around 50 or 60. If I get lucky maybe 150.’

Shockingly, Osborne also revealed he had chosen to target an elementary school over his hometown’s middle school because ‘the middle school has tons of cops.’

The teenage killer first shot his father three times in the back of the head as he sat in a chair while reading.

Osborne said he did so in order to steal Jeffrey Osborne’s pick-up truck to drive to Townville Elementary School and carry out the next part of his plot.

He kissed his pet rabbit Floppy and other pets goodbye, before setting off and driving the truck through the school’s playground fence.

Osborne then fired shots at a group of children enjoying recess, and struck Jacob on the leg.

The youngster died of blood loss three days later.

After shooting Jacob, Osborne threw down the gun and wailed ‘I’m sorry! I’m sorry!’ while being restrained by a volunteer firefighter.

And he appeared contrite during a subsequent interview, telling police: ‘(The gun) jammed again every time, and I thank God for that.’

Osborne added: ‘Please say no one died. Did anyone die?’ but detectives refused to answer his question.

Even if prosecutors fail to convince a judge that Osborne should be jailed for life, he still faces at least 30 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.

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