(Reston, VA) – A Virginia teen is being charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents after they refused to allow their daughter to see him. The 17-year-old shot Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and her husband Scott Fricker at their home in Reston Friday night, then shot himself.
He’s currently in critical condition. Police did not give a motive for the shooting, but friends and family tell The “Washington Post” the parents believed the boy to be a neo-Nazi.
Newsweek reports, The 17-year-old boy allegedly killed Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband Scott, 48, following an intervention on Wednesday in which the mother tried to get her daughter to stop seeing him because she believed he was trying to indoctrinate her with white supremacist ideology, family members and friends told The Washington Post after the slayings.
Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter reportedly had been dating since June. At one point this summer, Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter told her that the boy was good at history and she asked “Did you know that Jews are partly to blame to WWII?”
Eventually, Kuhn-Fricker told the girl she had to stop seeing him. A friend reported to The Post she had told her,“We can’t allow her to see someone associated with Nazis. We don’t associate with hate groups in our house.”
Newsweek goes on to say that the boy continued to sneak into her home and Kuhn-Fricker told a friend he had sent this message to his mother on Thursday night: “[The boyfriend] was sneaking into our house at night…and is an outspoken Neo Nazi. These things render any legal redemption void,” The Post reported.
Some of the boy’s tweets and messages were so disturbing it prompted Kuhn-Fricker to alert the principal of the private school they both attend on Sunday night.
The tweets included screenshots of the account that had retweeted messages lauding Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” making bigoted comments about Jews, and showing a drawing of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people, according to The Post.
“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. He made these choices. He is spreading hate,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in an email to the principal obtained by The Post.
On Friday, Kuhn-Fricker and her husband went to check on their daughter, a detective told the girl’s grandmother, according to The Post.
They found the boy in their daughter’s bedroom and Scott Fricker yelled at him to get out and never return again. The boyfriend then allegedly pulled out a gun, shot both parents, and shot himself in the head, The Post reported.
The boy is still alive and in critical condition as of Saturday evening.