Teen accused of brutally killing his parents for routinely taking away his iPod
NORFOLK, Va. – A smart and talented 10th-grader admitted in court Wednesday that he killed his parents a week before Christmas because he was tired of their punishments, “like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”
Vincent Parker, 16, admitted that he attacked his mother Carol as she emerged from an upstairs bathroom. He admitted to police he doused her with pepper spray, stabbed her in the eye, and then beat her in the face and head with a baseball bat and a crowbar “until she stopped breathing.”
A Virginia medical examiner identified 25 separate smashes and stabs to Carol Parker’s neck, face and head.
When Vincent’s father Wayne Parker came home, Vincent struck him with a crowbar and stabbed him several times. Wayne Parker lived long enough to tell police what happened.
After first trying to say his father was the aggressor, Vincent admitted he killed his parents. Vincent was Carol and Wayne’s only child.
“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.”
Those details and statements were included in the prosecutor’s “stipulation of facts” presented to a judge Wednesday. Vincent pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in adult court.
He’ll return to Norfolk Circuit Court in September to learn his sentence.
FOX 4 sister station WTKR-TV talked to Parker’s grandfather, who said he has forgiven his grandson.
“Because if I don’t forgive him, who will?” he said.
Click here for more on that interview.