Norfolk teen pleads guilty to killing his parents

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 5:42 PM

NORFOLK -- A Norfolk teenager accused of killing his parents has pleaded guilty to two second-degree murder counts.

Sixteen-year-old Vincent T. Parker entered his plea Wednesday. He had been scheduled to stand trial as an adult in Norfolk Circuit Court this week. 

Parkers' parents, 55-year-old Wayne Parker and 57-year-old Carol Parker, were stabbed in the family's home on Dec. 19, 2013.

The Commonwealth's Attorney says the following events happened the day of the murder.  

Parker admitted to leaving school early, while his father was still at work.  Vincent drove home to the 1000 block of Bland Avenue, where he lived with his parents.  He 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 then 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 talking away my iPod and stuff."

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

Wayne 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 is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 18.

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