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Jail for John Caudle, 14, Who Allegedly Killed Parents Over Chores?

(Personal Photo)
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MONTE VISTA, Colo. (CBS/AP) John Caudle, the 14-year-old boy who allegedly killed his parents over having to do chores like taking out the trash and cleaning his room, faces a judge today who will decide if the teenager will be locked up in a county jail before trial.

Photo: John Caudle.

He's currently in a juvenile detention facility.

Authorities charged Caudle as an adult in the slayings. He faces two counts of first-degree murder and two consecutive 40-year terms in prison if convicted.

In an arrest affidavit, Caudle told investigators that on Oct. 26, 2009 he argued with his mother because he didn't want to do household chores. Then he said he went to a gun safe, removed two .22 caliber pistols and shot his mother dead.

Photo: Tracy and Joanne Rinebarge.

Caudle said he then hid in a laundry room and shot his stepfather when he walked past a short time later.

Family members found the bodies.

After allegedly killing his parents, he spent the evening watching movies and playing on a computer.

The next morning, Caudle even drove his stepfather's truck to school, according to KUSA-TV.

His friends and teachers said that Caudle seemed "happy" the day after the murder, investigators said.

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