13 Kids Who Murdered Their Parents (PHOTOS)

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13 Kids Who Murdered Their Parents (PHOTOS)

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13 Kids Who Murdered Their Parents (PHOTOS)

Often we hear grotesque news stories of parents murdering their kids — less often, it seems, do we hear stories of kids murdering their parents.

But such cases have happened, and they always arouse public interest in the grisly details. Read about 13 young parent-killers in the slideshow above.

13 Kids Who Murdered Their Parents (PHOTOS)
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Alex & Derek King

Alex & Derek King Credit: Mugshot

12-year-old Alex and 13-year-old Derek had conspired to kill their father and move in with a friend of their father’s named Rick Chavis, with whom Alex had developed a relationship — and in November 2001, 40-year-old Terry King was found dead of head trauma.

Both brothers pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. Alex was sentenced to seven years in prison, Derek was sentenced to eight.

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Alex & Derek King

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12-year-old Alex and 13-year-old Derek had conspired to kill their father and move in with a friend of their father’s named Rick Chavis, with whom Alex had developed a relationship — and in November 2001, 40-year-old Terry King was found dead of head trauma.

Both brothers pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. Alex was sentenced to seven years in prison, Derek was sentenced to eight.

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Esmie Tseng

Esmie Tseng Credit: Mugshot

In August 2005, after writing diary entries about her parents’ near-impossible standards, this 16-year-old from Overland Park, Kansas, stabbed her mother to death.

Esmie pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to eight years in prison. She has since been released.

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Esmie Tseng

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In August 2005, after writing diary entries about her parents’ near-impossible standards, this 16-year-old from Overland Park, Kansas, stabbed her mother to death.

Esmie pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to eight years in prison. She has since been released.

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Lowell Lee Andrews

Lowell Lee Andrews Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Described by neighbors as “the nicest boy in Wolcott,” this 18-year-old Kansas resident shot his sister and his parents to death over Thanksgiving 1958, apparently hoping to inherit the family farm.

Four years later, he was executed by hanging.

Lowell Lee Andrews

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Described by neighbors as “the nicest boy in Wolcott,” this 18-year-old Kansas resident shot his sister and his parents to death over Thanksgiving 1958, apparently hoping to inherit the family farm.

Four years later, he was executed by hanging.

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David Brom

David Brom Credit: Mugshot

David — seen here in an undated photo from prison — killed his parents, his brother, and his sister with an axe in February 1988 at their home in Rochester, Minnesota.

The then-16-year-old had apparently gotten into an argument with his father about a cassette tape he had purchased.

He was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

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David Brom

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David — seen here in an undated photo from prison — killed his parents, his brother, and his sister with an axe in February 1988 at their home in Rochester, Minnesota.

The then-16-year-old had apparently gotten into an argument with his father about a cassette tape he had purchased.

He was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

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Andrew Wamsley

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This 19-year-old teamed up with girlfriend Chelsea Richardson and her roommate Susan Toledano to murder his parents at their home in Mansfield, Texas — in an apparent grab at their $1.65 million estate — and Andrew and Chelsea made Susana shoot and stab the elder Wamsleys.

The three were all sentenced to life in prison. Hilario Cardenas, an IHOP manager who provided the gun, got 50 years.

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Andrew Wamsley

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This 19-year-old teamed up with girlfriend Chelsea Richardson and her roommate Susan Toledano to murder his parents at their home in Mansfield, Texas — in an apparent grab at their $1.65 million estate — and Andrew and Chelsea made Susana shoot and stab the elder Wamsleys.

The three were all sentenced to life in prison. Hilario Cardenas, an IHOP manager who provided the gun, got 50 years.

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Seth Privacky

Seth Privacky Credit: Mugshot

In a crime prosecutors called “the worst mass murder in west Michigan history” this 18-year-old shot and killed his brother, his parents, his grandfather, and his brother’s girlfriend in November 1998 at their home in the town of Muskegon.

After being convicted on five counts of murder, Seth was shot to death in a 2010 prison escape attempt.

Seth Privacky

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In a crime prosecutors called “the worst mass murder in west Michigan history” this 18-year-old shot and killed his brother, his parents, his grandfather, and his brother’s girlfriend in November 1998 at their home in the town of Muskegon.

After being convicted on five counts of murder, Seth was shot to death in a 2010 prison escape attempt.

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Brian Blackwell

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This 18-year-old killed his parents — who apparently didn’t approve of his relationship with his girlfriend — by bludgeoning and stabbing them to death at their home north of Liverpool, England, in July 2004.

He then traveled to the United States and Barbados, racking up thousands on his father’s credit cards, before returning home in August.

A few weeks later, he was arrested, and he confessed to the crime — getting a life sentence for manslaughter charges after being diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.

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Brian Blackwell

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This 18-year-old killed his parents — who apparently didn’t approve of his relationship with his girlfriend — by bludgeoning and stabbing them to death at their home north of Liverpool, England, in July 2004.

He then traveled to the United States and Barbados, racking up thousands on his father’s credit cards, before returning home in August.

A few weeks later, he was arrested, and he confessed to the crime — getting a life sentence for manslaughter charges after being diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.

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Christopher Porco

Christopher Porco Credit: Mugshot

In November 2004, when he was 21, Christopher murdered his father and seriously wounded his mother with a fireman’s axe at their home in Delmar, New York.

As she was being treated by medical personnel at the scene, Joan Porco indicated to a detective that her son had attacked them, but she later testified to say he hadn’t committed the crime.

Nevertheless, Christopher was found guilty of second-degree murder and of attempted murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 50 years in prison.

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Christopher Porco

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In November 2004, when he was 21, Christopher murdered his father and seriously wounded his mother with a fireman’s axe at their home in Delmar, New York.

As she was being treated by medical personnel at the scene, Joan Porco indicated to a detective that her son had attacked them, but she later testified to say he hadn’t committed the crime.

Nevertheless, Christopher was found guilty of second-degree murder and of attempted murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 50 years in prison.

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Daniel Bartlam

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In April 2011, this then-14-year-old killed his mother with a hammer and burned her body at their home in Nottingham, England.

Investigators found a story on Daniel’s computer in which a character named Daniel Bartlam killed his mother in the same fashion.

The teen was convicted to murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Daniel Bartlam

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In April 2011, this then-14-year-old killed his mother with a hammer and burned her body at their home in Nottingham, England.

Investigators found a story on Daniel’s computer in which a character named Daniel Bartlam killed his mother in the same fashion.

The teen was convicted to murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Stacey Lannert

Stacey Lannert Credit: Mugshot

When she was 18, this woman shot and killed her father as he slept on a sofa in St. John, Missouri. She confessed to the crime, saying her father had repeatedly assaulted and raped her.

Stacey was convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life in prison, but she was freed in 2009 when Gov. Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. She has since founded the nonprofit organization Healing Sisters.

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Stacey Lannert

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When she was 18, this woman shot and killed her father as he slept on a sofa in St. John, Missouri. She confessed to the crime, saying her father had repeatedly assaulted and raped her.

Stacey was convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life in prison, but she was freed in 2009 when Gov. Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. She has since founded the nonprofit organization Healing Sisters.

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Erik & Lyle Menendez

Erik & Lyle Menendez Credit: ABC

In August 1989, 18-year-old Erik and 21-year-old Lyle shot their parents to death at their Beverly Hills home — in perhaps the most publicized case of children murdering their parents.

For months afterward, the brothers spent their parents’ money extravagantly until Erik confessed their crime to a psychotherapist.

Jurors at their first trial ended up deadlock, but those at the second trial convicted Erik and Lyle of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, later saying they believed the boys wanted their parents’ wealth.

They were sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Erik & Lyle Menendez

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In August 1989, 18-year-old Erik and 21-year-old Lyle shot their parents to death at their Beverly Hills home — in perhaps the most publicized case of children murdering their parents.

For months afterward, the brothers spent their parents’ money extravagantly until Erik confessed their crime to a psychotherapist.

Jurors at their first trial ended up deadlock, but those at the second trial convicted Erik and Lyle of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, later saying they believed the boys wanted their parents’ wealth.

They were sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Often we hear grotesque news stories of parents murdering their kids — less often, it seems, do we hear stories of kids murdering their parents.

But such cases have happened, and they always arouse public interest in the grisly details. Read about 13 young parent-killers in the slideshow above.