Sometimes a story lines up perfectly to give a sense of discovery when learning about it. Part of the thrill and intrigue with true crime documentaries is presented with a solved, or unsolved, series of puzzles.
Then, experiencing the path investigators went down as the case unfolded from their perspective. That puts you in their seat; it makes you the detective wondering just how things went from point A to point M for Murder.
And in some cases, however short there are, all the answers we get to raise more questions. Enter Kolby Parker, a man who beat his grandfather to death and cut off the man’s ears.
A very recent tragedy, there isn’t much to know or say. The entire story is included with a headline: Man Kills Grandfather, Cuts Off Ears, Attacks Police.
It’s a simple story where everything that happens makes sense, and yet the reasoning behind it leaves us with an unanswerable question. That’s also the appeal of the true crime story genre, filling in the holes ourselves.
10 /10 It Happened In Florida
Florida is notorious for its proximity to strange crimes that extraordinary men commit.
These “Florida Men” give the state its infamous nature, often by a series of bizarre and inhumane acts under the influence of drugs or under motivations that deluded conditions may inform of mental illness.
Kolby Parker has become one of those Florida Men with the bizarre account of how the murder he committed (allegedly) went down.
9 /10 The Call Was Made
The DeLand country police department got a call on March 13, 2021, about a self-defense killing by a man who claimed to be “Junior.”
The suspect admitted that he was attacked by a Vietnam veteran and killed the older man in the course of self-defense.
Ronal Wells Sr was the victim and was declared dead at the scene. However, the only other person was Ronal’s grandson, Kolby Parker, who didn’t go by a junior.