Teen pleads guilty in parents’ stabbing death

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk teen entered a guilty plea Wednesday in the stabbing deaths of his parents.

Wayne and Carol Parker were stabbed to death in their home in the 1000 block of Bland Street in December. Their 16-year-old son, Vincent Parker, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to those charges.

After the hearing, Carol’s father, Allen Taylor, told WAVY.com he wants his grandson to get some kind of counseling.

“[To] help him to grow up to be an understanding man and be sorry for what he did, and I told him to ask God to forgive him for what he did,” Taylor said.

Amanda Howie with the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office told WAVY.com Parker was certified as an adult from Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court to Circuit Court, meaning he was tried as an adult and his name can be released.

According to the stipulation of facts in the case, Wayne Parker called 911 Dec. 19 and said he and his wife had been stabbed by their son, Vincent. Vincent then fled the scene in a white Altima.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found Wayne Parker in the living room suffering from injuries to his abdomen and face. He told crews Carol was upstairs and needed help.

Carol Parker was found in a bedroom with significant injuries to her head and face. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wayne Parker died later at a local hospital.

Minutes after the stabbings, Parker arrived at a police precinct and was covered in blood.

“After initially stating to police that he was attacked by his father, he confessed to killing both of his parents,” the stipulation of facts said.

Gruesome details follow. To read more, click on the document linked below. Warning, the information may be disturbing to some.

Document: Stipulation of facts

Five red-stained knives were recovered from the scene as well as two red-stained knives from the vehicle. A baseball bat and crowbar were also recovered, both coated in blood.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 18.

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