An unnamed 17-year-old in Reston, Virginia, has been charged with two counts of murder after allegedly murdering his girlfriend’s parents, according to The New York Times. The teen is currently recovering from life-threatening injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The victims, Scott Fricker and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, were killed in their own home. The incident reportedly occurred after the Frickers encouraged their teenage daughter to break up with her boyfriend due to his white supremacist beliefs, according to The Washington Post. Kuhn-Fricker believed the teen was attempting to indoctrinate her daughter into Nazism, noting that she had begun casually parroting his rhetoric. A previous attempt at encouraging the end of the relationship resulted in Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter refusing to eat.
“They kept a tight eye on her and they disapproved of all the time she was spending with him, hours on the phone,” Kuhn-Fricker’s mother, Janet Kuhn, told ABC.
“I’m in shock,”