A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murdering his girlfriend's parents inside their Northern Virginia home because they tried to get their daughter to break up with him after they discovered his neo-Nazi views.
According to police, the boy allegedly shot Buckley Kuhn Fricker, 43, and her husband Scott Fricker, 48 and then shot himself on Friday after they found him in their 16-year-old daughter's bedroom.
Police say the teenager, who has not been publicly identified due to his age, is currently in the hospital in life-threatening condition.
A joyful family Christmas turns into a time of anguish.
Four other family members were home at the time of the murder including the couple's 10-year-old and Scott Fricker's parents.
“The reason I'm speaking out is because of the Nazi evil that was behind all this,” Buckley’s mother, Janet Kuhn, said in interview with our affiliate WJLA.
“Without the Nazi evil, this never would have happened," she continued.
That evil, family members say, led to gunfire, and a 911 call from the couple's 16-year-old daughter. You can hear the full recording of the call here.
Kuhn said in the minutes before that 911 call, the couple heard a noise inside the home, and found the boy with their daughter in her bedroom.
She believes the 16-year-old had let the boy into the house, and that the two were together for about an hour before the girl’s parents discovered the teens were together.
“Buckley and Scott heard a noise, somehow sensed something was up,” she said. “They yelled at him to get out of the house and never come back. (He) pulled the gun out, and shot him, and Buckley, who was standing right behind him in the hallway.”
The two teens then walked into another room, and the boy shot himself in the head, Kuhn said.
A mother does everything she can to protect her daughter from a neo-Nazi.
Kuhn said the teens had been dating since June. According to The Washington Post, Buckley found messages on her daughter's phone from the boyfriend “praising Hitler," and calling for "white revolution."
According to Kuhn, the couple believed the boy was trying to brainwash their daughter into following white supremacist ideology. She recalled a conversation where the girl asked her parents if they knew that “Jews were partly responsible for starting World War II.”
Buckley sent an email to the principle of the private school that her daughter and the boyfriend attended.
“Without the Nazi evil, this never would have happened.”
“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,” she wrote in the email. “He made these choices. He is spreading hate.”
According to The Post, Buckley also said her daughter became so upset after they told her to stop seeing the boyfriend that she refused to eat.
The family, fearing the boy was trying to indoctrinate the girl, tried an intervention, Kuhn recalled, which appeared to turn things around. The girl, Kuhn said, agreed to stop seeing the boy.
The day before the murders Buckley had asked her husband for alarms on all the doors as a Christmas present because she was worried their daughter might still run away.
Remembering Buckley and Scott Fricker.
Kuhn told WJLA her daughter was the “best wife that anyone could have had” and a person with great empathy which led to her lifelong passion for civil rights and social justice.
She recalled how Buckley started a family business, “Buckley’s For Seniors,” to help elderly residents by driving them to appointments, help them with bills and even get their hair done.
“She did so much good for so many people,” Kuhn said. “Just completely giving.”
She described her son in law, Scott Fricker as a wonderful husband and father, who would take the family to sports games and museum outings.
Bouquets of flowers line the sidewalk outside the family's home.
A small placard reads simply, “Hate has no home here.”
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