Honor Student Confesses To Brutally Murdering Parents Over Confiscated iPod
16-year-old Vincent Parker confessed to brutally murdering his parents one week before Christmas, in court earlier this week, WTKR reports. According to the teen, he became enraged over punishments being implemented by his parents, “like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”
His mother, Carol, was the first victim targeted in the vicious he attack. The 10th-grade honor student says he blinded his mother with pepper spray before stabbing her in the eye and beating her in the face and head with a baseball bat and a crowbar “until she stopped breathing.”
When Vincent’s dad, Wayne, arrived at their Bland Street home, he suffered a similar fate. Vincent confessed to striking his father with a crowbar before stabbing him several times. Carol died in her bedroom. Wayne; however, survived long enough to tell police what happened. Although the high school student initially tried to convince police that his father was the aggressor in the altercation, he eventually came clean about attacking both of his parents.
“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.”
On Wednesday, Vincent pled guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.
“He is a smart young man,” said the boy’s grandfather, Allen Taylor, father of Carol Taylor. “He is smart in school. I don’t know what happened.”
Strangely, defense attorney Emily Munn explained in court that a psychiatric evaluation showed Vincent to be “both sane and intelligent.” Although he will be sentenced as an adult for the violent crime, Munn says she will request that the court have the teen spend part of his time in a juvenile facility. If he receives the maximum sentences for the crimes committed, he could be looking at decades behind bars. His grandfather, however, is hoping for a lighter sentence.
“I want him to get some type of counseling,” he said. “Help him to grow up and be an understanding man. Be sorry for what he did do. I told him to ask God to forgive him for what he did.”
“We had to give it to God,” he continued. “He is the only one who can help us now.”
Investigators remain perplexed about what caused the teen to snap over such routine disciplinary acts.