An Iowa teenager found by police soaked in blood is charged with killing his parents with a knife and axe because he wanted to “take charge of his life,” authorities said.
Ethan Orton, 17, told Cedar Rapids police officers he killed his parents when they responded to his home just after 2 a.m Thursday following reports of a suspicious person in the area, the department said. He was found sitting outside the home “covered in blood.”
“I don’t know if he was expecting the police to come, when we arrived the officer who encountered him first, described him as being calm,” Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman told KWWL-TV.
After checking on Orton, the teen allegedly told officers he had killed his parents.
Inside the home, the officers found the parents deceased in the living room. They were identified as Casey Arthur Orton, 42, and 41-year-old Misty Dawn Scott Slade.
Orton faces two counts of first-degree murder. The case has been filed in adult court, police said. He is being held at the Linn County Detention Center on a $2 million bond.
Charging documents obtained by KWWL said Orton used a knife to stab his parents. He then allegedly used an axe to kill his mother when he realized she was still alive.
“Sick to my stomach. You just don’t think this kind of thing can happen, and you just don’t think it can happen in your neighborhood,” neighbor Jean Garrett told the news outlet. “And here it is in our neighborhood, and we have a nice neighborhood. It’s just really hard to process. I still remember her laughing and joking with me a couple weeks ago.”
The slaying came a month after a 20-year-old man was charged with killing his parents and sister in Cedar Rapids. Alex Jackson, a college student, initially told investigators a masked intruder committed the triple murder before he was arrested and charged.
Original Article: Iowa teen ‘covered in blood’ admits to killing parents with knife and axe, police say (msn.com)
I am SO SICK of the SICKOS! If we had an efficient death penalty, people would think twice!
“Sickos” as you say, do not think about the death penalty before they strike. Only rational people who do not want to die are deterred by the death penalty!
Another goverment educated killer. CRT,SOCIALISM,COMMUNISM. KIDS KILLING ANYTHING THAT TELLS THEM NO.
I USE TO BE A HOMEROOM MOTHER. CHAPERON, FOR ELEMENTARY. HAD A KID GRABBING AND ATTEMPTING TOO THROW A KID INTO A CEMENT DEEP FOUNTAIN. TOLD THE KID NO, CUT IT OUT.
TEACHER CAME RUNNING OVER AND LITERALLY YELLED AT ME, YOU DONT TELL MY KIDS NO. DONT EVER TELL ANY OF MY KIDS NO. I WAS DONE WITH GOVERMENT EDUCATION. TOOK MY KID OUT,RESIGNED FROM ALL GOVERMENT INDOCTRINATION GROUPS. KNEW THIS WOULD BE THE RESULT OF COMMUNIST INDOCTRINATION. AND I WAS RIGHT.
The United States of America has to get back to the basics in school reading writing and arithmetic. Discipline in school and Consequences. Our Judicial System Needs to Prosecute people got the infractions that they do. Bring back the Death Penalty, and Actually I force it with only one appeal per case. Run our Country with Constitution as its basic Rule. Stop all this letting everyone off without any sort of Punishment.