Alabama Teen Allegedly Murdered Parents For Punishing Him Over Party
People always say kush never killed anybody but one high school senior’s need for weed may have motivated him to murder his parents after they threatened to punish him for throwing a house party without their permission.
According to People.com reports:
High school senior Jesse Holton, 17, has been charged with murdering his father, Mike Holton, the former mayor of the family’s hometown of Eclectic, Alabama on Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin tells PEOPLE.
“Eclectic is a very small, close knit community where everybody knows everybody,” says Franklin.
“It’s not everyday that we have a double homicide.”
Holton has been charged as an adult, says Franklin. Pending autopsy results, he is also expected to be charged in the death of his mother, April Holton, says Franklin.
INSANE… Killing your parents is INSANE. What the hell has HE been SMOKING? That wasn’t kush. Uh Uh we refuse to believe it.
Here’s the timeline leading up to the double murder:
According to Sheriff Franklin, Sunday Jesse Holton’s parents came home from a trip and were upset to discover their home “trashed” following a party that Mike Holton told police involved drugs. Hilton called police and when the deputy arrived he found Jesse Holton had been handcuffed by his father in an attempt to “get his attention.”
Mike Holton informed the deputy that he and his wife were planning to sign a juvenile warrant against Jesse for doing drugs and damaging the family home.
“He was upset,” says Franklin. “It was obvious when the deputy arrived, that this had been an ongoing situation as far as the son having a drug problem. But it was more focused around marijuana than anything else.”
Franklin says the teen later told police he takes the prescription medication, Adderall, which is often used to treat ADHD.
Before leaving, the deputy collected evidence from the party including a pipe used to smoke marijuana before leaving the Holton’s home, says Franklin.
“Everything was calm when the deputy left,” he says.
Turns out things did not stay that way. Police received another 911 call from the Holton residence just 20 minutes later. When the deputy returned he found Mike Holton in the master bedroom, dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Bolton’s wife April was also discovered in the master bedroom, “clinging to life,” also from a gunshot wound to the head. She passed away Monday.
Jesse Holton allegedly told police that “he is a pothead,” says Franklin. “He said as long as he has his marijuana and Adderall that he is not easily agitated,” says Franklin.
The sheriff says he was shocked by the teenager’s demeanor after his parents’ deaths. “He was emotionless,” he says.
The teen asked about his mother’s condition once, but didn’t ask about his father’s at all, he says.
Mike and April Holton are survived by two other sons, ages 14 and 10 in addition to Jesse. They are currently staying with relatives. Ironically Mike Holton stepped down “because of family” after serving as Mayor of Eclectic from 2012-2014.
Think maybe Jesse had been a problem child for a while?
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