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Teen fatally stabs his brother and sister because he wanted to be the only one living at home

By Mason White 4:11 PM October 18, 2017
Malik Vincent Murphy
Malik Vincent Murphy
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A teenager revealed that he planned on killing his entire family because he wanted to live alone at home, according to police in Colorado.

Colorado Springs police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Malik Vincent Murphy, after being accused of killing his sister and brother and stabbing his father.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsies on the deceased children, who were found stabbed in the 900 block of Carlisle Street.

The children have been positively identified as 5-year-old Sophia Murphy and 7-year-old Noah Murphy.

On Tuesday, at approximately 1:11 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 900 block of Carlisle Street on a reported stabbing.

When officers arrived on the scene they discovered three victims with apparent stab wounds.

All three victims were transported to area hospitals.

Noah and Sophia later died from their injuries.

The suspect’s father, Jefferson, 42, is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Several months ago, Malik was arrested for burning his parents’ car.

Prosecutors dropped the case after Malik’s parents promised to treat their son with medication.

During questioning, Malik told police that he wanted to kill his entire family and bury them in the backyard because he wanted to live alone.

Malik first stabbed his sister while she was asleep.

He then killed his brother.

When Jefferson heard screaming from his children’s bedroom, he ran to check on them.

That is when Malik stabbed his father in the neck.

Jefferson managed to wrestle away the knife from his son and held him down until police arrived.