CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police have arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of slashing his parents to death after finding the blood-covered teen sitting outside the family home early Thursday morning.
Police say they received a call around 2 a.m. Thursday about a suspicious person at the home, and when officers arrived they found 17-year-old Ethan Alexander Orton outside.
He was covered in blood, and he told officers he had killed his mother and father.
Police then found the bodies of 42-year-old Casey Orton and 41-year-old Misty Scott Slade inside.
The teen reportedly told officers he killed his parents to “take charge of his life.” Police say he faces two counts of first-degree murder.