Cedar Rapids teen charged with murder for killing his parents Thursday morning
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- A Cedar Rapids teen has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder after telling police early Thursday morning that he killed his parents.
Cedar Rapids Police found a 17-year-old boy covered in blood sitting outside a residence at 361 Carnaby Drive NE just after 2 a.m.
The teen, identified as Ethan Orton, told police he killed his parents and when officers checked the house they found two bodies.
Police say Ethan Orton is accused of using a knife and axe to kill his mother and father, 42-year-old Casey Orton and 41-year-old Misty Scott Slade.
Police say due to the seriousness of the offenses, the two First-Degree Murder charges were directly filed to adult court. He has been transported to the Linn County Detention Center. …
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