Search warrants reveal details in murder of Virginia couple
The walls of a Virginia home where a couple were allegedly murdered by a 17-year-old with neo-Nazi values were left stained with blood, the hallways and floors covered with bullet fragments, according to newly released documents in the case.
Investigators recovered a knife, hammer and 10 spent cartridge cases inside the Reston home where Scott Fricker, 48, and his 43-year-old wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker were allegedly killed by their daughter’s boyfriend, according to search warrants obtained by the Washington Post.
The couple recently encouraged their daughter to stop dating the teen suspect in an intervention days before the slayings. Friends and family eventually convinced the girl to end the relationship because of his neo-Nazi beliefs.
Family friends previously said concern for the girl came after Kuhn-Fricker uncovered a Twitter account she believed belonged to the boy, which retweeted posts praising Adolf Hitler and other derogatory remarks.
And neighbors also said the suspect had mowed a large swastika into the community lot lawn back in October.
Officers responded to the Fricker’s home on Black Fir Court around 5 a.m. on Dec. 22 for a report of a shot person.
“The suspect was observed in a verbal confrontation with the homeowners,” according to one of the warrants. “The confrontation turned violent and the suspect shot and killed the homeowners.”
A family member said detectives told them the couple found the boy in their daughter’s room and asked him to leave. He opened fire on them before turning the gun on himself, according to the Washington Post.
He remains in critical condition at the hospital.
The attack left bloodstains on the hallway walls and floors as well as the bedroom wall, door and other locations. Investigators found bullet holes in the home office and across the hallway and ceilings.
According to the warrants, investigators also recovered gun parts, ammunition and a gun box from the suspect’s home in Lorton.