RESTON, VA – Police are investigating the double murder of Northern Virginia parents who put down their foot about their daughter’s Neo Nazi boyfriend.
The 17-year-old boy whom they’d forbidden their daughter to continue dating has been charged with murder for in the deaths of Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and her husband, Scott Fricker.
“Buckley and Scott were uncomfortable with him,” Janet Kuhn, Buckley’s mother, told WJLA.
She said the parents had serious concerns about their 16-year-old daughter’s boyfriend and his interests. Kuhn-Fricker reportedly described the boy to friends as an “outspoken Neo Nazi.”
On Dec. 17, Kuhn-Fricker alerted the principal of the Fairfax County private school that her daughter and the boyfriend attend, telling them the young man’s Nazi leanings.
She sent an email to the school and attached numerous images of the boyfriend’s account that had retweeted missives praising Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” making derogatory comments about Jews and featuring an illustration of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people, The Washington Post reported.
“I would feel a little bad reporting him if his online access was to basically be a normal teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in the email. “He made these choices. He is spreading hate.”
The Washington Post reported that in her email to the school, Kuhn-Fricker wrote that her daughter told her over the summer that the boyfriend was very good at history and that her daughter asked, “Did you know that Jews are partly to blame for WWII?”
Kuhn said that her daughter thought the boyfriend was trying to influence her daughter with white-supremacist ideas, and did what any responsible parent would have done – they ended the relationship.
“They kept a tight eye on her, and they disapproved of all the time she spent with him, hours on the phone,” Kuhn told WJLA.
Buckley’s final post on Facebook was an Edmund Burke quote that read: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Hours later, she and her husband were dead.
Police said that Buckley and Scott caught the boyfriend in their home in the wee hours of Friday morning. The couple’s 16-year-old daughter had let the boyfriend into their home.
“She let [him] in. They spent an hour together approximately from 4 to 5, and Buckley and Scott heard a noise and somehow sensed something was up,” Kuhn said.
She said police told her that Scott yelled at the boyfriend to get out of the house and never return.
So the boyfriend fatally shot both Scott and Buckley. Then he shot himself in the head.
Police have not released the shooter’s name because of his age. He remained in the hospital in critical condition, according to The Washington Post.
The couple’s three children and extended family were in the house at the time of the shooting, having gathered to celebrate Christmas. Nobody else was injured, police said.
Kuhn said she knows the couple would have no regrets in how they protected their daughter.
“I don’t think there’s anything else they could have done, but who could ever foresee anything this horrible?” she asked.
Prosecutors have not announced if the suspect will be charged as an adult.