This list includes information on people who killed their parents, loosely ranked by notoriety. Over the years, several people have been found guilty of murdering their parents. Some of these individuals killed out of anger, while others claimed self-defense.
Murder is the second leading cause of death among American teenagers, after car accidents. What happens most often is that two teens get into an argument, which escalates into violence. Many murders occur in or around schoolyards.
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The case of three teenagers who allegedly killed the mother of one of the suspects in Litchfield, Maine, falls into a rare category of slayings that can be driven by a number of different factors, specialists said Wednesday. Adolescents who kill their parents generally fall into one of three categories, according to Dr. Cohen, a forensic psychiatrist who teaches at Cornell University, said one group includes youths who suffer from a severe mental illness. A second group, he said, may be involved in crime and drug abuse.
Antonio Armstrong Jr. Defense attorneys on Tuesday introduced a twist in the case of a Bellaire teen accused of killing his parents inalleging that his older brother could be a suspect in the slaying. Jurors heard opening arguments in the case of Antonio Armstrong Jr.
In the United States legal system, parricide is defined as the killing of a close relative, usually a parent. Parricide is extremely rare, representing just 1 percent of all homicides in the United States in which the victim-offender relationship is known. The majority of parricides are committed by adults, with just 25 percent of patricides and 17 percent of matricides committed by persons 18 years and under, according to a year study of parricides in the United States.
Andrea Balcer, who was 17 at the time of the fatal stabbings, asked for forgiveness from her remaining family members, many of whom had called for the maximum penalty. Her attorney argued that the teenager was dealing with her transition from male to female in isolation and without family support at the time of the killings. She had no criminal record before the violence early on Oct.
By Joshua Rhett Miller. January 8, am Updated January 8, pm. A year-old and her year-old sister were arrested for stabbing and shooting their mother to death — a brutal payback after they were punished for trying to run her over with the family car, neighbors and officials in Mississippi said. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate Hall, whose relatives found her bloodied outside her home just minutes earlier, but she could not be saved.
In the tiny community of Cement, Oklahoma, trees and telephone poles are festooned with pink ribbons. People work tirelessly to collect signatures on petitions. The activity is in support of Billie Joe Powell, a year-old girl charged with fatally shooting her father, who had allegedly abused her.