What led to Jared Standley murdering both his Pierce County, Washington State parents at the family home?
Jared Standley a 21 year old man has conceded killing his Pierce County, Washington State parents because he ‘hated them that much’.
Killed was Buckley man, Steven Standley, 55 and the assailant’s mother, Theresa Standley, 56.
Upon responding to the call, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told of finding both parents slain at the family home last Wednesday just after 7pm.
The macabre discovery occurred at the 23000 block of 162nd St. E. near South Prairie after the other son insisted police conduct a welfare check on his parents.
During the call, the brother told dispatchers that Standley had anger problems and had just shown up from out of town, had possibly obtained a gun and was going to be talking to their father soon.
‘The father told his son, ‘if you don’t hear from me in 20 minutes, call 911,‘ Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told via KOMONews.
Deputies said the caller waited 20 minutes after not hearing from his father before calling 911. The son said he became worried after his father didn’t respond to several phone calls.
When the deputies arrived at the home, they found a bullet hole in the window of the front door.
Upon entering the home, they found the Standley’s bodies. The gunman had already fled the scene.
After releasing a statewide notice about the suspect, a Tumwater police officer found him around 1.15am inside a rental car at the Comfort Inn on 74th Ave. SW in Tumwater and called the Thurston County sheriff’s office for backup.
The driver of the vehicle allegedly sped toward a deputy who tried approaching the car.
Subsequently, the sergeant opened fire and struck the driver in the shoulder. The driver was later identified as the wanted son noted the dailymail.
Standley was arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Jared Standley double murder: ‘he hated his parents so much’.
In an interview with detectives, Standley reportedly said he killed his parents because he ‘hates his parents so much’.
Standley admitted when he went to the home, he killed his mother by beating her to death with a bat before his father returned home.
When his father arrived, he tried to lure him inside so ‘he could shoot him quietly or stab him with a knife,’ revealed court documents.
His father then ran into the home as Jared followed him. The father tried to hold the front door shut, but moments later, Jared allegedly shot him in the head through a glass panel in the door.
He told detectives: ‘I don’t feel like a gunshot to the head is really that upsetting… But I, I was fairly apologetic about having to bludgeon (his mother) Terry twice.’
Jared Standley was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder.
The son pled not guilty to the charges against him.
If convicted of the charges, he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole and the possibility of the death penalty.