This list includes information on people who killed their parents, loosely ranked by notoriety. Over the years, several people have been found guilty of murdering their parents. Some of these individuals killed out of anger, while others claimed self-defense. A few of the murder motives also involved hefty inheritance checks.
Who is the most famous person who reportedly killed their parents? Lowell Lee Andrews was convicted of murder in the 1958 shooting deaths of his mother, father, and sister. He was executed for the killings in 1962. Lyle and Erik Menendez were sentenced to life in prison for the 1989 shooting deaths of their parents Jose and Kitty. Their trial became a media sensation in the early 1990s. Other notable cases involving a parent's murder include defendants Heather Mack, Brian Blackwell and David Brom.Do you think that murdering parents is one of the the worst crimes imaginable? Explore this list then weigh in with your opinion in the comments.
Lowell Lee Andrews
Lowell Lee Andrews was convicted for murder in the 1958 shooting deaths of his mother, father and sister. He was executed by hanging in 1962.Source
Sarah Johnson was convicted of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of her parents Alan and Diane. She was sentenced to two life sentences for the crimes.Source
Brian Blackwell was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his parents Sydney and Jacqueline in 2004. Both victims were beaten with a hammer and stabbed multiple times.Source
Christopher Porco was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the 2004 axe murder of his father Peter. His mother was also attacked and left for dead, but she survived the incident. Porco denies involvement in the crime and his mother - who once indicated that he was the assailant - also believes him to be innocent.Source