“I can’t stop thinking of killing people,” mentally ill brother of slain siblings told Colorado Springs police

Malik Vincent Murphy

Colorado Springs Police Department via TwitterMalik Vincent MurphyTwo or more years before Malik Vincent Murphy allegedly stabbed his two youngest siblings to death, he hid out in a bathroom at his high school in Lincoln, Neb., waiting to strangle the next person who walked through the door.

The scheme, which apparently fizzled when he lost his nerve, was described in 4th Judicial District Court on Friday as an early instance of “homicidal ideations” that culminated Oct. 17 when police say Murphy grabbed a hunting knife and killed brother Noah, 7, and sister Sophia, 5, as they lay sleeping.

“I can’t stop thinking about killing people,” the 20-year-old told a Colorado Springs police detective in a low, even voice during a videotaped interrogation shown in court.

Sitting at a small table opposite the detective, Murphy said that killing his siblings was “something that (he) had to do.” At one point, Murphy said he didn’t know why. At another, he said he wanted to kill everyone in his house, and offered a chilling explanation: “To be by myself.”
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