Randolph said Parsons sat calmly and quietly throughout the proceedings.
"He was very soft spoken as he addressed the court," Randolph said. "He attempted to apologize to the families, but honestly it was so softly spoken I don't know that anyone could hear him."
Police were called to the home on May 15 after Boone emergency dispatchers received a report of a double homicide. They found the two women with their throats slashed. Police called the murders "barbaric."
Randolph said Parsons' work involved cables and belts and he killed the two with a sharp splicing tool. Parsons fled the area and was found the next day camping along the Kanawha River in eastern Kanawha County.
Even after pleading guilty, Parsons has yet to say why he killed the women.
"The only thing we know came from a statement he gave to law enforcement," Randolph said. "He claimed he had an argument with his wife. He admitted he didn't feel like he had to defend himself and he wasn't afraid of her.
"There was no explanation in his statement and no indication as to why he killed Gloria Sue Kinder. He bound her up and asked her not to scream and she screamed. She'd just seen him murder her daughter."
A psychiatric evaluation showed Parsons was competent to stand trial but suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The prosecutor said he had found no record of military service.
Parsons remains at Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.
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