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Honor-roll student, 16, says he beat parents to death with a crowbar after they took his iPod away {VIDEO+PICS}

Going to prison: Vincent Parker, 16, has pleaded guilty to murdering his parents last December

  • Vincent Parker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murdering his parents Carol and Wayne Parker last December
  • He says no specific fight prompted the brutal act and that he was just mad about 'stuff like my dad taking away my iPod' 
  • The 16-year-old will be sentenced in September and could face decades behind bars

Going to prison: Vincent Parker, 16, has pleaded guilty to murdering his parents last December

Going to prison: Vincent Parker, 16, has pleaded guilty to murdering his parents last December

A 'smart' and 'sane' 16-year-old said he beat his parents to death over normal punishments, in court on Wednesday. 

Tenth-grader Vincent Parker murdered his mother Carol, 57, and father Wayne, 55, in their Norfolk, Virginia home just before Christmas last year. 

The only-child skipped school to carry out the slayings, which weren't spurned by any particular argument. 

'I just remember getting mad,' Parker told the court. 'It's all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.' 

Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder, after a psychological evaluation found him to be both sane and intelligent. He was charged as an adult and will be sentenced in September. 

Parker carried out the act on December 19, 2013 and left school early while his dad was still at work. 

He showed up at the family home on the 100 block of Bland Ave, and surprised his mother exiting the upstairs bathroom by dousing her in pepper spray. 

Parker went on to stab his mother in the eye, and beat her with a crowbar and metal baseball bat 'until she stopped breathing'. 

A medical examiner noted 25 separate smashes and stabs on Mrs Parker's neck, face and head. 

When his dad got back from work, Parker beat him with the crowbar and stabbed him multiple times.

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Parker left school early on December 19, and beat his mother Carol (left) to death before his father came home from work. When Wayne Parker (right) arrived at the home, his son beat his with a crowbar and stabbed him several times
Parker left school early on December 19, and beat his mother Carol (left) to death before his father came home from work. When Wayne Parker (right) arrived at the home, his son beat his with a crowbar and stabbed him several times

Parker left school early on December 19, and beat his mother Carol (left) to death before his father came home from work. When Wayne Parker (right) arrived at the home, his son beat his with a crowbar and stabbed him several times 

Mr Parker was able to call 911 for help, but by the time authorities arrived on the scene it was too late for his wife. 

Mr Parker was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, but not before fingering his son as the culprit. 

Parker initially told police his father was the attacker, but later recounted and admitted to the beatings. 

Investigators recovered five bloody knives, a baseball bat, and crowbar on the scene. 

When police arrived on the scene, Parker's mother was already dead. Wayne Parker was later pronounced dead at the hospital

When police arrived on the scene, Parker's mother was already dead. Wayne Parker was later pronounced dead at the hospital

Parker was on the honor roll and had no criminal record before the murders. 

While he will be sentenced as an adult, the District Attorney is going to ask that at least part of his sentence be served at a juvenile facility. 

If sentenced with the maximum on both counts, Parker could face decades behind bars. 

His maternal grandfather Allen Taylor says he has forgiven his grandson and is pulling for a shorter sentence. 

'He is a smart young man. He is smart in school. I don’t know what happened,' Mr Taylor told reporters outside court on Wednesday. 

'I want him to get some type of counseling. Help him to grow up and to be an understanding man. Be sorry for what he did do. I told him to ask God to forgive him to what he did.

Forgiven: Parker's grandfather Allen Taylor, Carol's father, says he's forgiving his grandson and hopes he gets a shorter sentence and treatment

Forgiven: Parker's grandfather Allen Taylor, Carol's father, says he's forgiving his grandson and hopes he gets a shorter sentence and treatment

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Comment by Diana Berry on August 18, 2014 at 8:24am

Let justice be served on his ass.  If he is gay jail may be just what he wants.

Comment by Beverly on August 17, 2014 at 5:24pm
He may have been adopted. I think his parents were kind of up in age to have a sixteen year old. Unless they decided later in life to have a child. Otherwise, he does not favor his parent. Still no excuse as to why he killed them!
Comment by Maurice Jackson on August 17, 2014 at 4:37pm

yes he`s a sociopath

Comment by K. LeBlanc on August 14, 2014 at 3:28pm

he doesn't have any mental issues. It's called "sociopath", sociopaths are not mentally disturbed people...you can NEVER EVER let this kid back out in to society. because this WILL happen again. #sad..may they RIP

Comment by antoinettd on July 22, 2014 at 2:24am
The young man has mental issues, anger issues and he's probably spoiled and obviously doesn't know how to solve issues without anger and violence ..I wonder is he adopted? He doesn't favor his parents, and if so, maybe there's definitely some deep rooted biological issues that haven't surfaced in the media?
Comment by damon burns on June 2, 2014 at 11:05pm
The Devil is a Lie he was wrong but there is more to this story.
Comment by Starr King on June 1, 2014 at 3:09pm
OK if that is true about him being gay....that just goes to show that you can have two parents at home and they still turn out that way...
Comment by Bombahdrop on June 1, 2014 at 2:20pm
One thing is clear to me, A man was his problem ( his dad ). I say this because he used him as the motive to kill plus when the cops arrived at the home he was going back n forth with his father about who tried to kill who off but the father pin pointed his son before he passed away. The mother on the other hand was most likely the enabler to his problems, she never stood up for him on any of his issues with his father so I think that's what he felt she had to do with so he killed her. The way he killed her my God he was very mad at her to stab her in the eye first.
I Dont believe he would have gotten away with this crime had his father died b4 pinpointing his killer, because how disorganize his crime scene was and because if he would have said the same story he told the cops before the father died about, "he tried to kill me" story it would have been arrested same way cause the police would have saw him as a liar automatically once they found his mom lying dead also. Your father tried to kill you, but you didn't tell us that your mom tried to kill you too, B.S story he gave the cops.
Comment by HBspice on May 31, 2014 at 10:39pm
There was a report in another news article that stated the young man confessed to being gay. He told his parents and apparently their relationship grew distant. That's what was left out of this particular report but I dont know if that had as anything to do with the way he reacted. It's sad and it's true what Bombahdrop say the devil grabbing hold of our babies :-(
Comment by Annie on May 31, 2014 at 9:15pm
I agree. There is definitely more to this story. On the outside it looks like he had everything but lord only knows what was going on in the inside.

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