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? 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.
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Lowell Lee Andrews
Lowell Lee Andrews was convicted for murder in the 1958 shooting deaths of his family. He was executed by hanging in 1962.
Sarah Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of her parents, Alan and Diane, in 2005. She was sentenced to two life sentences for the crimes plus 15 years.