Teen Shoots Parents Because He Wanted to Look Up Bible Verse Instead of Doing Chores

| by Michael Allen
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An unidentified 15-year-old boy allegedly shot his parents in Columbus, Georgia, because they asked him to do chores, but he wanted to look up a Bible verse for a friend.

The chores included packing an old comforter to be donated to Goodwill.

According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Police Detective Amanda Hogan said in a court hearing on Monday that the teen was furious about the chores request made last Thursday. On Friday, he allegedly shot his parents with a gun left on their nightstand.

The boy's stepmother Kristi Askevich was shot in the right wrist, while Randal Askevich, the teen's father, was shot in the right hip.

When police arrived, the parents were still being held at gunpoint, reports the Associated Press. Randal eventually convinced his son to turn over the gun.

Kristi claimed that the boy was on several medications. Both parents were shocked that he had shot them.

Solid Rock Church Pastor Jay Bailey told the Ledger-Enquirer that the boy had “anger issues” but added, “He is a very affectionate young man.”

On Monday, Judge Andrew Dodgen ordered the teen to be held at the local Youth Detention Center without bond. The teen was charged with aggravated assault and possessing a gun while under the age of 18.

Sources: Ledger-Enquirer and Associated Press