‘I didn’t even mean to hurt them’: Moment boy, 14, burst into tears in the back of a police car minutes after killing parents
Alex Crain, now 15, from Naples, Florida, was arrested at his home in December 2010 for the slayings and has never spoken publicly or given any reason as to why he killed them.
Now a video has been released of a 14-year-old Crain sitting in the back of a police cruiser, wailing and crying to himself and shouting things like ‘I swear I didn’t mean to kill them’, ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I didn’t mean to hurt them’.
Crain’s admissions, recorded on a dashboard camera tape, are the first – and only – insights into the former Palmetto Ridge High School student’s state of mind after he shot his parents, Thomas and Kelly, in their bed in December 2010.
Throughout his court case, Crain never gave a reason as to why he shot his parents and has never explained his actions to anyone.
Slain: The bodies of Thomas and Kelly Crain were found in the master bedroom of their Florida home around 9am in December 2010
Upset: Alex Crain can be seen wailing and crying at the back of a police cruiser after he was arrested for shooting his parents dead
Regrets: He twice shouts at the police who are standing outside the vehicle before lying down and remaining silent for a prolonged period of time
In April, the teen was charged as an adult and pleaded no contest to two charges of manslaughter before being handed down the 20-year sentence.
In the video, Crain can be seen banging his head against the car window and shouting: ‘I shouldn’t have done it. What the f*** is wrong with me? I shot my own parents for no f***ing reason.’
He twice shouts at the police who are standing outside the vehicle before lying down and remaining silent for a prolonged period of time.
Another tape supposedly shows Crain in the interview room, according to NaplesNews.
When he is being fingerprinted he is heard asking: ‘You’re testing for gunshot residue, aren’t you?’
Other than that he is said to have shown no emotion.
Crain is currently serving out his sentence at the Department of Corrections’ Reception and Medical Center but will be transferred to another prison soon.