Montreal dad who shot his kids pleads guilty

Posted By: Shuyee Lee · 10/5/2012 5:39:00 PM

A Montreal man has pleaded guilty in Texas to killing his young son and seriously injuring his young daughter almost two years ago.

Predrag Perisic, 57, pleaded guilty Thursday to first degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with shooting and killing his 10-year-old son Deyan and with critically wounding his 12-year-old daughter Danyela at his home in Coldspring near Houston in December 2010.

"To my surprise, one of his attorneys approached me and said they were very seriously considering the acceptance of a plea offer I had made," said Richard Countiss, San Jacinto County district attorney.

Police say the children were shot 8 to 12 times.

Perisic was supposed to bring the children back to Montreal to their mother. The two were going through a divorce.

"I can't read his mind and no one really knows. He and his wife were in a very bitter divorce and a fight over the children and he had vowed she would never get them back and he tried to carry out that promise," Countiss told CJAD News.

The girl is now 14 and living with her mom.

"All reports I have are that she is doing very, very well."

A sentencing hearing is set for mid-December. Perisic faces life in prison with no chance at parole for 45 years.

"I don't think he'll be making parole," Countiss said.

"My goal all along was to put him in the pen for the rest of his life and I think we will accomplish that."

 

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