Cedar Rapids, IOWA – According to the court documents, his name is Ethan Alexander Orton and prosecutors say he stabbed his parents, Misty Scott-Slade and Casey Orton.
This unfortunate incident occurred right after 2 a.m. early Thursday morning.
It happened in the 300 block of Carnaby Drive NE.
The responding officers found the 17-year-old suspect sitting outside the home, covered in blood.
He allegedly admitted to killing his parents by stabbing them.
Orton told the responding officers that he also used an axe to kill his mother when she appeared to have survived the initial stabbing.
The 17-year-old said he did it to take charge of his life.
Orton has been arrested and faces two counts of first-degree murder.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.