Ethan Orton was a seventeen year old teen killer from Cedar Rapids Iowa who would murder his parents. According to court documents Ethan Orton thought the best way to be able to take charge of his life was to murder his parents so he would stab Misty Scott-Slade and Casey Orton . When he though his mother was still alive he would take an axe and finish the job.
Ethan Orton would call 911 and told the operator what he had done and officers would soon arrive on the scene. Ethan Orton would be arrested and eventually plead guilty to two counts of first degree murder. Ethan Orton will be sentenced later this month
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A Cedar Rapids teenager accused of stabbing his parents at their home in October 2021 has pled guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.
Court documents say Ethan Alexander Orton killed Misty Scott-Slade and Casey Orton at their home in the 300 block of Carnaby Drive NE. When police arrived at the home, they say they found Orton sitting outside the home covered in blood.
Police say Orton admitted to stabbing and killing them in order to “take charge of his life.” They also say he used an axe to kill his mother when she appeared to have survived the initial stabbing.
Orton was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His defense initially filed a Motion for Competency Evaluation citing that Orton was suffering from a mental disorder that prevented him from appreciating the charge. After a medical evaluation found Orton competent to stand trial, Orton and his defense team submitted a ‘Notice of Defense of Insanity/Diminish Responsibility to the court in January 2022. The trial was then delayed in February 2022
On Monday, officials announced that Orton had pled guilty to both first-degree murder charges.
There is no sentencing date set at this time.
Ethan Orton pleads guilty to killing parents (kcrg.com)
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An Iowa teenager pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the deaths of his parents in 2021, using a knife and ax to kill them in an effort to “take charge of his life.”
Ethan Alexander Orton pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents Casey Arthur Orton, 42, and Misty Scott-Slade, 41, of Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids police were called about 2 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2021, to check out suspicious noises coming from a home and found the then-17-year-old Orton covered in blood. He told police he used a knife to stab his parents and then used an ax on his mother when she appeared to be alive, according to a criminal complaint.
The case was delayed as defense lawyers argued Orton suffered from a mental disorder and wasn’t competent to stand trial. A judge ultimately ruled he was competent.
Police say Orton admitted to killing his parents as part of a desire to “”take charge of his life,” according to the complaint.
The judge will set a sentencing date for Orton later
Iowa teen pleads guilty to murder in death of his parents (siouxcityjournal.com)