Teen kills parents after they take away his iPod

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A 16-year-old boy from Virginia beat and stabbed his parents to death because he was tired of their routine punishments that were meant to discipline him.

In his confession revealed in court on Wednesday, Parker had told investigators: "I just remember getting mad... all this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff."

The teen, who is a well-performing student, said that he had attacked his 57-year-old mother, Carol, as she stepped out of a bathroom in December last year.

He stabbed her in the eye after dousing her with pepper spray. Then he beat her with a baseball bat and a crowbar. The police said that he had struck her at least 25 times in the neck, face and head.

He then turned his attention to his 55-year-old father who returned home soon after. Parker hit his father with a crowbar before stabbing him several times.

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Parker's family are at a loss and still cannot understand Parker's gruesome and violent outburst.

His grandfather, Allen Taylor, said: "Vincent's a young man. I don't know what happened."

But he insists that he has since forgiven his grandson for the murders.

"Because if I don't forgive him, who will?" he said,

Parker pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and will be sentenced on Sept 18.

Sources: New York Daily News, Mail Online