Bay County Man Confesses to Killing Parents

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man confessed to killing his parents with a hunting rifle.

Ricky Morris is being held on two murder charges at the Bay County jail. Authorities say the 25-year-old from the town of Fountain called 911 last Sunday night.

He told the dispatcher he shot his parents and was waiting for a deputy to come arrest him.

Morris also told authorities he wanted to kill his brother, who was not home at the time. He said his father had abused another family member and that he suffered from schizophrenia.

Morris was living with his father as a condition of his probation on a firearms charge. Court records show he had been arrested several times on felony charges.

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