Man murders, dismembers, and dissolves his parents after Holiday Dinner
A man is accused of killing his parents, cutting up their remains and dissolving the body parts in a homemade acid-based solution last week after the family spent Thanksgiving together.
(Via KIRO7) ~ A man is accused of killing his parents, cutting up their remains and dissolving the body parts in a homemade acid-based solution last week after the family spent Thanksgiving together. Joel Michael Guy Jr., 28, is being charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the slayings occurred. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office stated Wednesday that Guy had driven up to Knoxville from his apartment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to spend the holiday with his parents and three sisters.
(Knoxville News Sentinel) ~ Afterward the sisters returned to their homes in Maryville and Kingsport. Everything seemed fine during the family gathering at 11434 Goldenview Lane, authorities said. But sometime between Friday night and mid-day Saturday, the 28-year-old son attacked his parents with a knife, possibly tortured them and dismembered their bodies, leaving remains in various rooms of the 2,256-square-foot home, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Michael K. MacLean.
(Via The Advocate) ~ He placed their bodies in a mixture of drain cleaner, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, sewer line cleaner and other chemicals, MacLean said. Investigators suspect Guy Jr. may have tortured his parents before killing them but, MacLean said, there are no obvious signs of torture and the condition of the bodies will make it difficult to determine. Agents from the FBI and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office placed Guy Jr. under surveillance after the crime scene was discovered, MacLean said, and arrested him at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday as he walked toward his gray 2006 Hyundai Sonata sedan in the apartment complex’s parking lot.
(Via KTN) ~ During a Wednesday press conference for local media, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Guy Jr. had not given a statement on his motive but had mentioned talking to his parents about money on Thanksgiving. According to Guy Sr.’s family in the Tri-Cities, the couple had financially supported their son for nearly a decade. They said the son had been in college for nine years — allegedly studying to be a plastic surgeon — and his parents were ready to retire and stop providing him money. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Guy Jr. had previously attended Louisiana State University, but reportedly withdrew last year.