Man pulls out severed human ears during questioning over his grandad’s murder

Florida suspect had claimed killing was self-defense before allegedly removing elderly relative's cut-off ears from his pockets during police interview.


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mug shot of Florida suspect Kolby Parker
Kolby Parker
(Lake County Sheriff's Office)

It may sound like some macabre magic trick, but, horrifically, this was no illusion.

A Florida suspect who was being questioned about his grandfather’s murder allegedly pulled out two pieces of compelling evidence from his pants pockets during the police interview — a pair of severed human ears belonging to his deceased relative.

Kolby Parker, 30, is accused of stabbing his 77-year-old grandad Ronald Wells, Sr., to death on Saturday evening inside the Lake County residence they both called home, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Parker had initially claimed he acted in self-defense after the two got into a fight while smoking marijuana, according to the report.

The grandson told investigators that Wells attacked him with a knife, which he was then forced to turn on his elderly kinsman.

Wells’s body was later found on the front porch with multiple stab wounds, Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. John Herrell said.

But Parker dramatically changed his tune during questioning, allegedly taking his grandfather’s cut-off ears out of his pockets before lunging at a deputy and trying to grab his gun and taser.

The deranged Parker eventually confessed that he had wanted his grandfather to be with his deceased grandmother and “it was his time to go,” according to an arrest report obtained by the Sentinel.

He allegedly admitted hitting Wells several times in the head with a baseball bat before repeatedly stabbing him with a butcher’s knife and chopping off his ears, police said.

Parker also violently resisted arrest, according to the affidavit, allegedly punching, kicking, and head-butting three deputies who tried to restrain him.

In a further chilling detail, detectives noted that an apron found in Parker’s bedroom had the phrase “The Family Butcher” printed on it and plastic bloody human ears attached.

Parker was charged with second-degree murder, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting with violence. He was being held in Lake County jail without bond.

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