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Teen beats his parents to death because they took away his iPad

By Mason White 12:32 PM June 1, 2014
Vincent Parker 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A teen boy was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after he beat his parents to death because they took away his iPad, prosecutors in Virginia said.

Prosecutors told a court that 16-year-old Vincent Parker of Norfolk, savagely beat his parents Wayne and Carol to death.

Parker, who was his parents’ only child, slipped away from school to carry out the killings. “I just became angry,” Parker told the court when he pleaded guilty.

Vincent Parker told investigators that he sprayed his mother with tear gas, stabbed her in the eye and hit her in the face with a baseball bat until she stopped breathing. When his father came home Parker hit him with an iron bar and stabbed him several times.

Wayne Parker was able to call the police and say that his son attacked him before he died. Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder after a psychological evaluation found him to be both healthy and intelligent.

He was charged as an adult.

“I want the judge to sentence him to some counseling,” the boy’s grandfather said. “I told him to ask God to forgive him for what he did. I forgave him,” the grandfather added.