Police: Man Killed Elderly Parents with Samurai Swords
DECATUR, Ga. (WGCL) – A family member called 911 on Thursday afternoon to report something horrific. Two of her family members had been stabbed to death in the home they shared with their son.
Calvin Ray Jr., 39, was taken into custody hours after the couple were found dead in the 3100 block of Pheasant Drive in DeKalb County.
“It is a pretty horrific scene inside,” said DeKalb County Deputy Chief Cedric Alexander.
Police said that Ray was arrested without incident at a nearby park, and identified his mother and father as the victims.
Police said the couple, who have yet to be identified, were stabbed to death with multiple samurai swords.
According to court documents, Ray has been arrested before for aggravated assault with possession of a knife or firearm during a crime.
Ray pleaded guilty but mentally ill in those cases and was sentenced to time served plus 10 years of probation.
“Basically, I am sick to my stomach just to hear of it,” Dorothy Watkins said.
Watkins lives just a few houses down from the crime scene.
“It brings grief to my heart to know these parents were elderly and to have a son do that to them so I am really sick to my stomach about it,” Watkins said.
Police have not released a motive.