History's most famous examples of parricide
Shocking cases of kids who killed their parents
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Parricide is defined as the murder of a parent—either mother, father, or both. According to a 2019 study, parricide is the least common kind of murder. Perhaps that's why the rare cases of parricide are so horrifying and so highly publicized. This unusual crime is most often committed by white males who have no criminal history. It is very rare for a woman to commit parricide, but we have a few examples on this shocking list.
Click through this gallery to learn about horrific crimes in which a parent was killed by their own flesh and blood.
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