NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A 14-year-old southwest Florida boy charged with fatally shooting his parents appeared in court Friday morning, surrounded by his grandmother and more than a dozen family members.
Attorney Lee Hollander said Alexander Crain is "confused" and "in shock" after being charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the Crain home Thursday after a report of a gunshot and found Crain walking down the driveway with his hands in the air. He told deputies that his parents were inside and that a gun was stashed in the bathroom, according to an arrest report.
Authorities said 40-year-old Thomas Crain and 39-year-old Kelly Crain died from gunshot wounds inside their home.
Few other details were released about the crime that shocked this small, southwest Florida town.
At Friday's hearing, Crain's grandmother requested to stand by his side during the proceeding.
Assistant State Attorney Rich Montecalvo said it will take a few weeks to determine if the boy will be charged as an adult. If so, he could face life in prison. Crain is set to be arraigned Dec. 30.