29 May 2014
-by Joe Wurzelbacher
That’s the problem, there isn’t one.
The only reason this makes the news is because the kid was an honor student. He was also found “sane” and “intelligent”. What sane and intelligent 16 year old beats their parents to death with a crowbar?
Over an I-pod being taken away?
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.
When do we start doing background checks on crowbars, baseball bats, or knives?
Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, kids killing their parents or grandparents is not as uncommon as you think it would be.
Who do you blame? Obviously you can’t blame guns.
Do you blame movies, video games, music? How bout our heroes and leaders, can you blame them? Politicians and sports heroes have shown an uncanny ability to dodge any responsibility for their actions. Kids see that and think “I can get away with it too”??
Maybe its the fact that we live in a society that allows the murder of innocent unborn babies.
Do people believe in right and wrong? Good and Evil?