Southwest States

Joel Guy Jr. In Custody for Allegedly Stabbing and Dismembering Parents Then Trying to Dissolve Their Bodies in Acid

Knoxville, Tenn. Authorities say a 28-year-old man home for Thanksgiving killed his parents, then tried to dissolve their bodies in an “acid-based solution” of bleach and sewer cleaners.Two days after the killings the couple’s employer and family grew concerned. Both suffered multiple, vicious stab wounds as well as dismemberment.

The couple may have been tortured first, and their remains were spread around the house for unexplained reasons. Authorities arrested the couple’s son, Joel Guy Jr., outside his Louisiana apartment on charges of first-degree murder . A motive hasn’t been given, but authorities say Guy was unemployed and his parents planned to talk to him about cutting off his financial support while he was home.

Family members say Guy had been in college for nine years, studying to become a plastic surgeon, and his parents had been supporting him the whole time. But they had recently sold their house and were ready to retire.

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