Two Oregon boys are facing felony charges after police stopped their detailed plans of killing one of the teen’s parents by drugging them and setting them ablaze in their home.
According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, a 14-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday in Albany after his father contacted police with concerns his son planned to drug him. The father said the boy planned to also drug his mother, then light them on fire inside their home.
Police began investigating the accusation, which also led to the arrest of the boy’s 13-year-old friend, who allegedly admitted to police that he gave the 14-year-old sleeping pills intended to “kill” the parents with.
According to Benton County deputies, several of the boys’ peers were aware of the pair’s plans.
“It was a very generic 14-year-old wish to have a no-discipline, do whatever they want. That’s not uncommon for a 14-year-old to have such desires to be free,” Benton County Undersheriff Greg Ridle said. “In this case, he took that desire to a different level than most kids would.”
Both boys are facing attempted aggravated murder charges. The 14-year-old is facing an additional charge of attempted arson. They’re both being held at the Linn-Benton Detention Center in Linn County.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858. Anonymous tips can be sent to Safe Oregon at 844-472-3367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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