Boy who went missing after 'his father took him' now charged with killing dad

A teen who has been missing for 11 years is now accused of killing his father, who his family say snatched the boy from his home at five years of age.

The family of 17-year-old Anthony Templet has been living the past 11 years without knowing if the boy was still alive, his sister Natasha told WAFB news.

“He has been secluded and abused all these years by his own father. My brave brother had to defend himself for the last time against that evil man.”

She claimed Burt Templet “snatched” the boy from their home, in the US state of Texas, in 2008.

Anthony Templet, 17, had been missing for 11 years, until he allegedly shot his father, who snatched the boy at five years of age. Source: WAFB news / East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

“After 11 years of waiting to hear if my brother was alive, he is found,” Natasha said.

Anthony was charged earlier this month for his father’s death in their home at Baton Rouge.

The teenager allegedly admitted to shooting his father while the man was in a drunken and aggressive state. Anthony told investigators he grabbed two guns to protect himself and eventually shot his father.

The teen remains at a juvenile facility in north Louisiana, where he was able to speak to his mother, brother and grandmother by phone for the first time in more than a decade.

Anthony has been charged with manslaughter, however a grand jury could either choose to upgrade it to murder, or let him go free if they decide it was an act of self-defence, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore told KHOU 11.

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