A 16-year-old honor roll student in Norfolk, Virginia, reportedly admitted in court on Wednesday that he murdered both of his parents in December after becoming angry about being disciplined, “like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”
WKTR-TV reports that Vincent Parker, then a 10th grade student, left school early on Dec. 19, 2013, to make it home before his dad got home from work. He reportedly attacked his mom, dousing her with pepper spray, stabbing her in the eye and beating her in the face with a baseball bat and crowbar until she was dead. A medical examiner found 25 smashes and stabs to Carol Parker’s neck, face and head.
When Vincent’s dad, Wayne Parker, arrived him, he reportedly hit him with a crowbar and stabbed him multiple times. The father survived long enough to explain to police what had occurred.
“I just remember getting mad,” he reportedly told investigators. “It’s all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”
For Vincent’s family, it’s hard to figure out why a honor roll student with no criminal history murdered his parents so viciously.
The teenager has undergone a psychiatric evaluation and was found to be intelligent and sane. He is being tried as an adult and faces decades in prison on two counts of second-degree murder.