Teenager charged with killing girlfriend’s parents who believed he was an ‘outspoken neo-Nazi’
A Virginia teen was charged with murdering his girlfriend’s parents after they forbid their daughter from seeing her boyfriend, who they believed was a neo-Nazi.
The 17-year-old shot Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband, Scott, 48, at their Reston home, where family members had gathered to celebrate the Christmas Holiday Friday, The Washington Post reported.
The teen then turned the gun on himself but survived and is currently in a hospital in critical condition.
The boy, who was not named because of his age, was charged with two counts of murder Saturday, The Post reports.
Police did not identify a motive in the shooting, but friends and family make clear that the couple disapproved of their daughter’s budding romance with the shooter.
Friends and relatives said Kuhn-Fricker was alarmed when she found messages she believes were from her daughter’s boyfriend that praised Hitler and called for a “white revolution,” The Washington Post reported.
He also reportedly insulted Jews and gay people.
In one private Twitter message that Kuhn-Fricker believes came from the boyfriend, he wrote “ima run in there with my swastika armband right now” in response to a photo of a candy shop featuring a display of a dreidel, according to the report.
Kuhn-Fricker voiced her disapproval to the principal of the Fairfax County private school both teens attended.
“I would feel a little bad reporting him if his online access was to basically be a normal teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in an email obtained by The Washington post. “He made these choices. He is spreading hate,” the Post reported.
Kuhn-Fricker was adamant that her daughter stop seeing her boyfriend.
“We can’t allow her to see someone associated with Nazis,” a friend recalled her saying, The Washington Post reported. “We don’t associate with hate groups in our house.”
Kuhn-Fricker’s mother, Janet Kuhn, said the family intervened and convinced the girl to end the relationship, according to The Post.
Kuhn-Fricker referred to the boyfriend as “an outspoken Neo Nazi” in a text message to his mother.
The boyfriend reportedly snuck into the family's home Friday morning.
Scott Fricker yelled at him to leave and never return, Janet Kuhn said a detective told her, according to reports.
That’s when the boyfriend pulled out his weapon and shot both parents before shooting himself, the detective told Janet Kuhn.