teenager confesses to killing his parents to ‘take his own life’

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Cedar Rapids police say a teenager admitted to stabbing and killing his parents at their home in the northeast Thursday morning.

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Alexander Orton beat his parents, Misty Scott-Slade and Casey Orton at their home in 300 square miles of Carnaby Drive NE.

Police responded by phone call about the incident around 2:10 am

When they arrived, police said they found Ethan Orton sitting outside the house, covered in blood. That’s when the authorities said he confessed to killing his parents by stabbing them, and using an ax to kill his mother when they appeared to have survived the first stabbing. Elders found two people dead in the house.

Officials said the teenager said he did it to “take his own life.”

Ethan Orton has been arrested and faces two counts of first-degree murder.

Police say no intimidation is taking place in public.

Investigations into this incident are still ongoing.

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