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Police say 15-year-old girl kills sleeping dad with shotgun

Staff Report • Sep 8, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A history teacher at Munford High School was shot by his 15-year-old daughter early Monday as he slept in a den, Tipton County Sheriff's Department officials said.

Douglas Van Neste, 40, was found fatally shot at his home on Marshall Cove, which has a Millington address but is in southern Tipton County. Deputies were called about 12:30 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found that he was shot by his daughter, who used a shotgun, officials said.

Complete story at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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