Skip to comments.Teen Honor Student Brutally Murdered Parents with Multiple Weapons (took away his iPod)
Posted on 05/29/2014 11:12:33 PM PDT by chessplayer
A 16-year-old Norview High School student, Vincent Tyrell Parker of Norfolk entered a guilty plea to charges of killing both his parents in a brutal assault he claims was fueled by his dad taking away his iPod.
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 claimed at the time that he hadn't argued with his mother before the attack. "I just remember getting mad. It's all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad talking away my iPod and stuff," he said.
When Vincent's father arrived home from work, the teen attacked him with a crowbar before stabbinbg him multiple times.
The crowbar, baseball bat and five bloody knives were recovered at the crime scene. Vincent initially fled the home, he later showed up at the police station still covered in blood. He told the officers that his father had attacked him but soon after came clean with the truth. Vincent said he just got mad and went off. The teen stated there had been no arguments with his mother; he was just angry with his father for taking things away from him such as his iPod.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
“Be very careful about pissing off your kids,”
Yes, my 3 yr old boy is addicted to his iPad. God only knows what he might do if I took it away from him. He is not quite old enough to consider murder.....I hope.
Sounds like a well-adjusted guy, for a product of leftism
Why don’t these stories ever say what state they happened in? Is there only one Norfolk in the US?
Wonder what the dad’s parenting style was.
By Janie Bryant
© May 30, 2014
Family members sat together as 16-year-old Vincent Parker told a judge that he had killed his mother and father.
For Angela Barclift-McGee, hearing his admission was as unreal as everything else she has felt since the day in December when she learned that Carol and Wayne Parker had been killed.
She had immediately gone to her husband and told him they should take in the Parkers' beloved son. It's what Carol, her cousin, would have done for her if the situation had been reversed.
She had called her uncle - Carol Parker's 80-year-old father, Allen Taylor - and that's when she had learned just how horrible the news was.
"I could not fathom that he could do anything bad like that," she said of the Parkers' only child. "Especially as tight as he and his mother were."
Vincent Parker had been scheduled to be tried as an adult Wednesday. Instead, he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. There was no plea agreement, and he will be sentenced Sept. 18.
For now, he is being held in a detention center.
Barclift-McGee said she hasn't been able yet to talk to the boy she watched grow up.
"I go from really being angry at him to wanting to put my arms around him," she said. "I go back and forth every day."
Carol Parker was like a sister to her, she said, and they were part of a tight-knit clan that holds regular family meetings at a church. They pay dues, plan educational trips and hold family events to raise money for scholarships for their children.
They treasure each other, she said, and that's the family that Vincent Parker knows.
His father worked as a heating and air-conditioning mechanic. His mother had worked for Dominion Power for years.
Their son was always one of the model children - well-mannered, a good student and a talented artist.
On Wednesday, after Parker's lawyer told the judge that the teenager's grandfather was in the courtroom, the boy turned around and gave him a smile.
He stood up straight and was polite as the judge questioned him.
Barclift-McGee said she blew him a kiss, a small gesture in the midst of a pain she never thought she'd have to describe.
Parker calls his grandfather a lot now, she said. But no one has answers.
She's heard he tells relatives that he can't believe he did it.
The details are contained in a stipulation of facts entered into court records Wednesday.
Wayne Parker, 55, managed to call 911 and tell dispatchers what his son had done.
When medics got there, they found the father with injuries to his abdomen and face. He told them to go upstairs and help his wife.
Carol Parker, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene, and her husband was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He died about an hour after help got to him.
Meanwhile, Vincent Parker, who had fled the house, at 1008 Bland St., went to a police station covered in blood. He told officers his father had attacked him.
He eventually admitted that he'd killed his mother when he got home from school, according to the stipulation.
He said he pepper-sprayed her, then stabbed and beat her with a crowbar and baseball bat. When his father got home, he hit him with the crowbar and stabbed him multiple times. The teenager told police he "just got mad and went off."
"It's all from my dad," he said, according to the court report. "All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff."
Parker was in the 10th grade at Norview High School.
He was an honor roll student, his lawyer, Emily Munn, said when the judge questioned her about his ability to understand his plea. Munn said a psychologist who evaluated him said he was "not only competent" to stand trial, "but very intelligent."
Allen Taylor spoke briefly to reporters, saying he forgives his grandson.
"One day, he'll understand, and I told him to pray," he said.
Barclift-McGee, who had stayed near her uncle throughout the court hearing, said they would continue to pray as a family.
Later, she acknowledged how hard it's been for everyone.
"We do so much for our children to make sure they all are healthy and whole," she said. "How could this happen to us?
" Janie Bryant, 757-446-2453, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparently, gun control works! /SARCASM
“Is there only one Norfolk in the US?”
Here is the source in Norfolk, VA
Carol and Wayne Parker were killed by their teenage son in December 2013. (Courtesy of Norfolk Courts)
Be very careful about pissing off your kids,
Yes, my 3 yr old boy is addicted to his iPad. God only knows what he might do if I took it away from him.
REALLY??? It wasn’t obvious to you that I was talking about teenagers? I should have put in a disclaimer that I wasn’t talking about tiny little toddlers?
What; no EVIL GUN to blame?
Grandpa and auntie seem to have some screws loose too
Kids need it constantly reinforced that nothing they did not pay out of their own pocket is theirs to keep unconditionally. It is theirs to use until a parent deems it otherwise.
Thank you. I read and re-read the Breitbart items but found NO reference to its being Norfolk VA. I don’t know another Norfolk, maybe the one in VA is it for the whole USA, but more often than not these stories leave out the locale, as if we’re supposed to divine where they’re talking about. Is putting the 2-digit state abbreviation that difficult for writers?
End of rant.
Most black parents, who are involved in their kids lives, are usually quite good parents in most respects. They are often more strict and forceful with their kids than white parents.
Unfortunately, one could be the best parent imaginable, but not all kids are ready to submit to their will.
Obviously those weapons need banned and SEARS is at fault here
“It wasnt obvious to you that I was talking about teenagers?”
Of course I knew you were referring to a teen, but you do not know my 3 yr old. He has long passed the toddler stage.
Is he running around with the wrong crowd, dealing drugs and going out at all hours of the night?
If that three year old doesn’t get used to hearing some No’s now, he just may kill somebody some day.
Was he an “honor” student in the “Bonfire of the Vanities” way?
“I dont know another Norfolk”
I do not either, but when they do not list a state, I think one is to assume that it is the most notable, as in Chicago, New York, or LA.
By the way, I did a quick search on “Norfolk”, expecting to see some small berg with the same name, but I see nothing but VA.
My husband used to urge me to say “No” more often to our children...just because. He felt they needed to get used to hearing it after all, life says no quite a bit, look at that Santa Barbara killer, couldn’t take no either. It is a modern phenomenon that parents are afraid of their children, even at three, maybe especially at three as three year olds can be horrid little bullies. We’ve been told for so long we have to “understand them” and “give them choices” (oh and they have to like all choices offered) and not spank them, etc. It’s no wonder we’re messed up.
Honor student, sounds like a good family.
Clearly the little bastard is a sociopath. Stabbed his mother in the eye. They better not ever let him out.
Grandpa says he forgives him because “who else will?”, indeed grandpa.
“Is he running around with the wrong crowd, dealing drugs and going out at all hours of the night?”
Hardly...He is too busy with his iPad, or the Dell laptop.
If he is not on the beach, or asleep, he is on a computer.
Vincent frequently hosted online chats and posted the transcripts on his Facebook page. In the more than 300 questions he answered from friends and strangers, he never expressed animosity to his parents. He told those chatting with him he enjoyed tennis and art, and he wanted to be a police officer.
But some of his chats oddly foreshadowed what happened in December. When someone asked him what crimes deserve the death penalty, he replied, Ummm, make your son do chores. And when faced with this question, Is it possible to justify a murder? Vincent replied simply, Yes.
Vincent also shared with his friends that he was gay, but as of late last summer, he had not told that to his parents. People who know him say he revealed that secret to his family near the start of the school year, and afterwards, seemed to grow more distant from his parents, especially his father. But Vincent posted nothing online that hinted anger, or violence.
I agree with your husband. Kids definitely need to hear the word no as often as possible. Yes should be uncommon enough that, when it is finally used, your kids’ faces should might up with joy.
This is in Norfolk, Virginia. . .
but there is also a Norfolk in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and New York.
Leaving out the state bugs me too. Breitbart does link to the story on a Norfolk, Virginia, TV station. But there are Norfolks in Massachusetts, New York and Nebraska where this might have happened.
What do you use for internet access? We use Globe Tattoo, bundled with a home phone, along with Globe cell phone service. It sure has been hot here lately. I am glad I live 3 blocks from the beach. Next week, some friends are coming down from the capitol city, and we are taking them to the Island Garden City of Samal.
That’s because the stories are lifted verbatim from local news sources. This one was from ABC, Norfolk, Va. You may need to follow some links.
From the article you linked:
Autopsy reports show on Dec. 19, Vincent armed himself with eight kitchen knives, an aluminum bat and a crowbar and went upstairs to find his mother. Vincent stabbed her repeatedly in the face and neck, and beat her in the head so severely the medical examiner identified 25 separate wounds. She died on the floor near her bed.
Twenty five wounds to his mother that he was supposedly "tight" with?
Sounds like a bunch of pent up rage. I'd bet he finally told his mother he was a homosexual. I doubt it was in a heartfelt, tender, Lifetime TV moment way either. She was probably horrified to learn her son was a homosexual and that's when he went off.
Even in a story about a gruesome murder the word gay has to pop up. I’m going to scour the Bible, I’m sure there’s some hidden nugget in there somewhere about the end times which includes rampant homosexuality, as well as all the rest because it’s just too prevalent these days.
“What? No EVIL GUN to blame?”
Hell, let’s blame guns, anyway...This senseless murder makes me mad as hell and someone needs to do something about these guns!
“What do you use for internet access? We use Globe Tattoo,”
I have Globe DSL with telephone. I thought Tattoo was that little plugin dongle. My service is satisfactory, giving me about 2 meg speed.
Yes, it is hot, sticking on 95 about every day. We are only about 150 feet from the beach.
I just came in from having afternoon beer with my neighbors from PA and Cape Cod. We have a shaded beach garden that is about 10 feet above the beach line.
Keep in touch. Come to Cebu sometime. I am about 2 hours south of the city.
Or...I like this change up I used with my kids...definite maybe. :-)
>> He stood up straight and was polite as the judge questioned him.
Existence is intrinsically evil.
I need to go to Cebu, to go to the consulate. Am I correct in assuming it is in downtown Cebu City? I know they are not open everyday. I have to get a “mother may I” type of letter, to tie the knot for the last time. I will let you know.
OK..The Cebu consulate has a very limited schedule. You need to look it up. Let me know if I can help you...I have been through it all...Marriage, citizenship and US passport for my child..whatever. Send me private mails on FR.
Isn’t about time to take your 3yoa.s I pod away and get him under control.
Stupid NRA and guns rights activists!
What? No guns involved? Nevermind.
Children will push the envelope until they get a no that is backed to the hilt with whatever will enforce it, including a smack on the bum.
One thing that scripture says that I find a little unnerving, is that homosexuals are given over to depravity. This seems to be the case here.
Many times, gays deeply resent their parents. The “born gay” narrative prevents them from blaming their parents, something they desperately want to do to hurt them.
My guess is that he became gay because he hated his parents. When it didn’t work as he expected, he had to hit harder.
A proud parent of an honor roll student may forget, intellectual strength and maturity are not always matched with the ability to feel compassion or a tendancy to be kind. Morals usually need to be taught.
He wasn’t spanked enough as a kid; if he was spanked at all.
Well, at least the Honor student kept his anger directed at home and didn’t take to the street.
Yeah it was here in VA. It has been in local news.
As compared to what?