A Virginia teen admitted in court on Wednesday that he brutally murdered his parents a week before Christmas because he was growing tired of their seemingly routine punishments, “like my dad taking away my iPad and stuff.”
Vincent Parker attacked his mother by surprise when she came out of the bathroom in their home. He admitted to dousing her with pepper spray, stabbed her in the eye, and then beat her in the face and head with a baseball bat and crowbar “until she stopped breathing.” Her autopsy revealed 25 separate smashes and stabs to Carol Parker’s face, head, and neck.
When the only child’s father, Wayne Parker, came home, his son hit him with a crowbar then stabbed him repeatedly. Initially Vincent tried to tell police that his father was the aggressor, however Wayne lived long enough to tell them what happened, then Vincent later admitted to killing them both.
“I just remember getting mad,” he told investigators. “It’s all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”
The 16-year-old student at Norview High School pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in adult court and is scheduled to return to Norfolk Circuit Court in September for sentencing.
His grandfather is perplexed at how and honor-roll student could so violently snap over seemingly harmless punishments.
“He is a smart young man,” said Carol Parker’s father, Allen Taylor. “He is smart in school. I don’t know what happened.”