Uncle attacks nephew who murdered his parents during sentencing in Norfolk


by 13News Now


Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Updated yesterday at 5:09 PM

NORFOLK- A brief chaotic scene broke out in  Norfolk Circuit Court Thursday afternoon as the uncle of a teenage murderer tried to attack his nephew.

It happened during the sentencing hearing for Vincent T. Parker, 16, who had pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder back in May for killing his parents.

Parker's uncle, Tony Taylor, had just finished giving a victim impact statement and was walking by the defense table when he started shouting at his nephew. He then lunged at his nephew and ended up moving the defense team's table.

Bailiffs quickly apprehended the uncle and cleared the courtroom before the sentencing hearing resumed.

Outside of court, Taylor told 13News Now "Leaving the stand I said basically because of him we all are here and because of him his parents are not."

Parker's parents, 55-year-old Wayne Parker and 57-year-old Carol Parker, were stabbed in their Bland Avenue home on December 19, 2013.

Taylor said of his newphew,  "In front of the right people he was the nice guy but when he wasn't around the right people, he was a monster."

Parker admitted to leaving school early, while his father was still at work.  Vincent drove home, went upstairs and pepper-sprayed his mother when she came out of the bathroom.  He then stabbed her in the eye and beat her with a crowbar and a baseball bat. 

Vincent attacked his father with a crowbar when he came home from work.  He then stabbed him multiple times. 

Vincent told police he had not argued with his mother.  He said, "I just remember getting mad.  It's all from my dad.  All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff."

Five bloody knives, a baseball bat and a crowbar were recovered at the scene.  Vincent's DNA was found on the items and his father's DNA was found on the teen's bloody shirt.

Mr. Parker called 911 after the bloody attack.  When emergency crews arrived, he told them about his wife, Carol, upstairs.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Wayne was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Parker will be placed into juvenile detention until he is 21, then transferred to state prison to serve a 25 year and 10 month sentence.