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Search warrants portray violent scene at home of Reston couple killed days before Christmas

WASHINGTON — A Reston couple who were shot and killed by their daughter’s boyfriend tried to prevent the young pair from seeing and communicating with each other — even restricting the girl’s access to her phone to halt the romance, newly available court documents said.

Search warrants obtained by NBC Washington reveal new details in the Dec. 22 confrontation between the 17-year-old from Lorton and 48-year-old Scott Fricker and his wife, 43-year-old Buckley Kuhn-Fricker. The boy, who shot himself but survived, has been charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of his girlfriend’s parents.

His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

The Frickers opposed the boy’s relationship with their teen daughter, the documents state, and had recently told her to break off their relationship.

Family and friends said the couple had found a Twitter account they believed to be linked to the boy. Friends said the account retweeted posts praising Hitler and making derogatory comments about Jews, The Associated Press previously reported.

And last fall, he was accused of mowing a swastika into the grass of a community field. Residents spoke with the boy’s parents rather than reporting the vandalism to police.

According to the search warrants, the Frickers and the teen boy were seen arguing early in the morning before the confrontation turned violent. By the time police arrived however, the couple was dead. All three suffered injuries to the upper body.

Four other people were in the home at the time but were not injured.

Fairfax County police recovered a hammer, knife, gun and 10 spent cartridge cases from the home on Black Fir Court. They found a “projectile” in a hole in a hallway and another on an office floor. Fragments were found in a ceiling, according to the search warrants.

Police also took samples from what appeared to be blood stains — described as red stains — found on a bedroom wall, a door, stairs, on an office floor and along a hallway.

Investigators also took two cellphones and an Amazon Alexa from the home.

The documents also state that the teen boy was a juvenile defender but do not describe what crimes he had previously committed. However police had his address on file from “prior investigations.”

Police also searched the boy’s home looking for any records related to his relationship to his girlfriend and his mental state. Police recovered parts for guns, a box of ammunition plus a Kindle and an empty box for an iPhone.


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