‘Neo-Nazi’ Teen Charged With Killing Girlfriend’s Parents After Mom Asked Her to Break Up With Him

Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker (Buckley Kuhn-Fricker via Facebook)
Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker (Buckley Kuhn-Fricker via Facebook)

A 17-year-old “outspoken neo-Nazi” was charged with two counts of murder after allegedly shooting and killing his 16-year-old girlfriend’s parents Friday morning after her mom convinced her to stop dating him, according to the Washington Post.

Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband, Scott Fricker, 48, were killed at their home in Reston, Va., around 5 a.m. Friday, where family members had gathered to celebrate Christmas. The teen, who shot himself, was in critical condition Saturday. The Washington Post did not name the teenager, saying that the paper does not identify minors charged with crimes unless they are charged as adults.

Fairfax County, Va., police did not provide a motive for the killings, but the girlfriend’s family said that it was likely tied to the parents’ insistence on fighting hate.

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A family member said that Kuhn-Fricker was passionate about civil rights and social justice. After looking through her daughter’s phone, Kuhn-Fricker found tweets and Twitter messages posted under an assumed name that she believed were connected to the boyfriend.

Here is more on the story from the Post:

On Sunday night, Kuhn-Fricker alerted the principal of the Fairfax County private school that her daughter and the boyfriend attend, attaching numerous images of the account that had retweeted missives praising Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” making derogatory comments about Jews and featuring an illustration of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people.

In private Twitter messages, the account Kuhn-Fricker attributed to the boyfriend responded to a photo of a candy shop that featured a display of a dreidel by writing, “ima run in there with my swastika armband right now.”

The family organized an intervention for the daughter in Washington, D.C., to convince her to leave the boyfriend.

Read more at the Washington Post.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is a senior reporter at The Root. He is currently writing a book proposal that analyzes US-Russia relations from a black perspective.

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JustPassingThrough

I just read about this case this morning. It’s so sad. This daughter is going to have a tremendous amount of guilt as she not only knew her boyfriend was a Nazi, she began believing the things he said, and possibly let him sneak into her room where he then shot and killed her parents.

I think this case also serves as a warning for “reasonable” white people. This family lived in uber-white Reston, Virginia where their daughter didn’t even attend the super white public school, but a private school. The DC area is full of diverse, nice neighborhoods and as a DMV resident we all know what the real deal is when white people live or move out to the VA suburbs to live in mostly white areas.

It’s clear that it doesn’t matter how passionate you are about equality and bigotry when you envelope yourself in an environment that was created by the very same bigotry you hate. In essence, you can’t acquiesce to racism by insulating yourselves in it physically and then be surprised that racism will affect you intimately.

I really hope that white people who are inclined to actually fight racism as these parents will take this to heart. Just as parents of color, white people need to now think about where they live and how the attitudes of their community will affect their families. If you know racism is an issue in this nation and you want to actively counter it, now is the time to move your families to more inclusive, integrated, and diverse communities. If you don’t, you can’t be surprised when white supremacists come across your very doorstep.