Top 10 Teenagers that Murdered Their Parents

Nothing is more shocking than a child killing a parent or even a step parent. There are no stereotypes to fit a teenage murderer. Many of the teenagers look innocent and you would never think they were responsible for the most horrid events.


1. Tyler Hadley:

Hadley, 17, used a framing hammer to kill his parents in July of 2011. He covered both the bodies with clothes and continued to invite his friends on Facebook over for a party. No motive has been established yet. No one even knows if Tyler killed his parents before or after the party began. Police were going on an anonymous tip about the murder.


2. Joseph Lyle Menendez & Eric Galen Menendez:

These two brothers were convicted for killing their wealthy and affluent parents in 1989 with a shotgun. The murder occurred in the den of the family’s Beverly Hills home. The father, a wealthy entertainment executive, was shot point blank in the back of the head. The mother, Kitty Menendez was shot in the leg, arms, chest and face several times. Following the deaths of the parents, the brothers lived a lavish life, spending money on a Mercedes-Benz and a Rolex watch.


3. Sarah Johnson:

Johnson, 16, lived in Idaho with both her parents. On September 2, 2003, Johnson killed her sleeping mother in the head and her father (who was in the shower) in the chest and right above the heart. She proceeded to go to the neighbour’s house, reporting that her parents were murdered. When police arrived, they saw a discarded gun/weapon in the trash can. On the weapon was Sarah Johnson’s DNA.


4. Morgan Moore:

This 17 year old was indicted on two counts of first degree murder and arson. He and his friend Chase Vinson murdered the former’s parents. It is alleged that Moore asked for Vinson’s assistance in killing his parents on more than one occasion. Moore is expected to be tried as an adult. This crime carries a life sentence.


5. Adam Sapikowski:

In 2006, Sapikowski murdered both his parents and left their bodies inside the home for two weeks. Adam was 17 at the time and planned to go camping after the murder. The only reason he did not go was because a female friend passed on the opportunity. He was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison.


6. Kandall Anderson:

A 90 minute argument over PlayStation ended tragically in November of 2010 in South Philadelphia. After taking away his PlayStation as a form of punishment, the mother went to sleep. Kendall walked about for 3 hours until he decided to attack his mother while she was sleeping. He hit her with a hammer 20 times. When the hammer would not kill her, he tried to cremate her in the oven. When that did not kill her, he beat her with a chair leg and hid her body in an alley behind the house.


7. Richardson Murder:

A 12 year old and her 23 year old boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke were arrested and convicted for the murder of the former’s parents and brother. Both Steinke and his girlfriend ran off in a friend’s car after the murder. The motive for the murder was the parents’ harsh punishment for dating Steinke.


8. Pauline Parker:

In 1954, Parker and her friend Juliet Hulme murdered her mother Honora Rieper in Christchurch, New Zealand. The motive for murder was a trip the parents were taking to South Africa. The mother would not allow Parker to join her and the father on the trip. The accomplice (Juliet Hulme) is now a fiction author, Anne Perry.


9. Cari Ann Fugate:

She was an accomplice to a spree killer, Charles Starkweather. In 1958, she helped Starkweather shoot her stepfather and mother and choke her half-sister to death. The bodies were later found in an outbuilding. The couple would also go on a rampage of robberies and murders throughout the state of Nebraska, which claimed another 8 lives.


10. Joshua McEachern:

This 17 year old gave his mother one of the worst presents every. He shot her to death and critically injured his brother after an argument. McEachern was co-operative and called 911 right away.


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