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Instances of parricide involving both parents very rare

Instances of parricide involving both parents very rare
Portland Press Herald
Dr. Kathleen Heide, a professor of criminology at the University of South Florida who has studied parricide for 30 years, said in a phone interview Tuesday that cases such as the Winthrop killings, in which a juvenile is accused of slaying both parents, represent less than 10 percent of the roughly 250 murders of parents by their offspring reported annually in the nation.