Teenager Killed His Parents Because They Took His iPod Away

A Virginia tenth grader says he attacked and killed his parents because they were acting too parental, "taking away [his] iPod and stuff."

Vincent Parker, a 16-year-old honor roll student, was arrested after he randomly attacked and killed his parents last December.

Police said Parker left school early on December 19, raced home before his father left work, and attacked his mother. According to WKTR:

Vincent Parker attacked his mother Carol as she emerged from an upstairs bathroom in their Bland Street home. He admitted to police he doused his mother with pepper spray, stabbed her in the eye, and then beat her in the face and head with a baseball bat and a crowbar "until she stopped breathing." A medical examiner identified 25 separate smashes and stabs to Carol Parker's neck, face and head.

When Vincent's father Wayne Parker came home, Vincent struck him with a crowbar and stabbed him several times. Wayne Parker lived long enough to tell police what happened.

Police recovered the bat, the crowbar, and five bloody knives from the house.

Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder this week, but first apparently tried to tell police that his father had attacked him first.

Eventually he confessed, telling investigators, "I just remember getting mad... It's all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff."

He will be sentenced in September.

[image via WKTR]