Local mom speaks out after son charged in plotting her death

PADUCAH, Ky. — Betty Parrish says her son would never hurt her. But court documents say he was planning to kill her.

“My son has never raised a hand to me,” says Betty. “He doesn’t even back talk me.”

Kyle Parrish, 16, and his girlfriend are being charged as adults for allegedly planning to kill their parents, because they weren’t allowed to see each other.

“It was role playing to him,” says Betty. “He didn’t really think that she was going to be serious about doing these things. That’s just kid talk to him.”

Kyle took a plea deal on Friday for a lesser sentence. He now faces up to 10 years in jail for conspiracy to commit first degree manslaughter.

“They told him it was the best he was going to get,” says Betty. “Either that or take a chance.”

Betty says her son got scared so he took the deal.

“You know, I want everybody to know my son wouldn’t hurt anybody,” says Betty. “I don’t want him to be treated as if he would (hurt somebody). If I could, I would take my son and fly away.”

Kyle will be sentenced on Jan. 4, 2018.

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