Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker
In a series of text messages to her daughter’s high school classmate in October and November, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker expressed concerns about her 16-year-old’s “downhill slide” since she began dating another teen she met at the private school they attended in Springfield, Virginia.
“The downhill slide since she has been with [redacted] is super scary and sad,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote to Mja Allem, 18, who told BuzzFeed News that she had known Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter since they were 11 years old.
“I’m not impressed by him in any way, but as far as I can tell he has always been very nice to her,” Kuhn-Fricker told Allem, who provided BuzzFeed News with screenshots of the text messages. “If I didn’t think he was being nice, then there would be nothing redeeming about him.”
Two days before Christmas, her daughter’s 17-year-old boyfriend fatally shot Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband, Scott Fricker, 48, after they confronted him in their daughter’s bedroom, according to accounts by family members and law enforcement.
The slain couple’s friends and family members believe that they were killed following their attempts to end their daughter’s relationship with the teen after discovering his alleged Nazi and white supremacist messages on his social media accounts, the Washington Post reported in an article that has been shared around the internet.
The teen then shot himself and has been in “critical condition” in the hospital as of Thursday. He has been charged with two counts of murder but police have been unable to serve him the petitions due to his condition.
BuzzFeed News is not identifying the suspect because police are charging him as a juvenile. BuzzFeed News is also not identifying Kuhn-Fricker’s teenage daughter because she is a minor.
Days before her death, Kuhn-Fricker, an attorney who founded an elder care company, sent an email to the principal of the high school attended by her daughter and the suspect, describing him as a “monster” who is “spreading hate,” the Post reported, which also noted it “could not independently confirm that the accounts were tied to the boyfriend.”
She also attached several images from a Twitter account she believed belonged to the suspect, which praised Hitler, called for “white revolution,” and contained slurs against the LGBTQ community and anti-Semitic comments, the Post reported.
“I would feel a little bad reporting him if his online access was to basically be a normal teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in the email that was provided to the Post by an unidentified family friend. “He made these choices. He is spreading hate.”
Kuhn-Fricker’s mother, Janet Kuhn, told the Post that a day before the murders, the family took her granddaughter to a friend’s house to try and convince her to break up with the suspect. Janet Kuhn said that while the teen was angry and tearful, she eventually agreed.
Kuhn-Fricker then texted a friend Thursday night to tell …read more
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