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Boiling Mommy's Head on the Kitchen Stove: A Shocking True Crime Story




He doesn't want anyone to jump to conclusions about his guilt or innocence. Still, Joel Guy Jr., a 32-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee, has requested he be executed if convicted of first-degree murder for his parents' deaths.


Joel (pictured above looking totally rational and sane) is accused of not only murdering his parents in their home four years ago but chopping up their bodies. In fact, police say Joel boiled his mother's head in a saucepan and tried to dissolve both of his parents' corpses.


Knox County Sheriff's investigators say they found other parts of Joel's parents stored in Tupperware. And, yes, his mother's head was in a saucepan on the kitchen stove.


Both Joel Guy Sr. and his wife, Lisa, suffered multiple, vicious stab wounds.


Knox County Sheriff's Office Detective Jeremy McCord labeled his findings as "the most horrific thing I've ever encountered in police work – in my life,"


Joel requested his execution in a letter to the court: Joel wrote: "In the event that I am eventually found guilty of first-degree murder, I contend that the waiver above, if permitted by the court, would free the court to sentence me to death, imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole or imprisonment for life, in spite of the district attorney general's failure to satisfy the notice requirements of Rule 12.3(b)."


But he also wrote that "nothing in this filing is intended to be an admission of guilt…"


Investigators think the Guys were killed and butchered by their son a day or two after Thanksgiving 2016.


Sheriff's Major Michael MacLean told reporters, "usually there's a motivation behind (a crime such as this), but in this case, we just don't know what it was."





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