17-Year-Old Too Stupid to Grasp the Evil Encompassed In neo-Nazi Messages

A husband and wife were shot dead in their Virginia home three days before Christmas by a 17-year-old boy they had warned their daughter not to date because of his racist views, according to officials and news accounts.

The teenager shot Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, around 5 a.m. Friday before shooting himself, the police said, the New York Times reported.

Fairfax County Police announced Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were shot by the 17-year-old suspect, whose identity is not being released due to his age, in their Reston home on Friday. The teenager also shot himself, inflicting life-threatening injuries. As of Saturday, he remained in the hospital under police watch.

According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that the suspect got into the home before being confronted by the couple. Four other relatives who were home at the time of the shooting were not harmed, police said.

The teen has been charged with murder.

OUR FREE OPINION

It is a wrenching thought process to attempt to decern why and how a  17-year-old could conjure up evil thoughts of this magnitude and then kill two people because they acted to safeguard their daughter’s safety. The mother was absolutely correct by contacting school officials– it is unfortunate that action was not taken sooner by the school.

It was only a few years ago when Holocaust survivor Michel Margosis convinced the Fairfax Board of Supervisors to pass a proclamation declaring April 16 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Fairfax County.

The proclamation serves “to urge all residents to not bear silent witness to injustice and always remain vigilant to the principles of individual freedom and a just society,” said Sharon Bulova, board chairman. “It is so important that we not ever forget.”

Of course, the killer at issue here was too stupid to grasp the concept encompassed in the proclamation. The man should be certified as an adult and face the consequences of a double homicide.

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