NAVARRE, Ohio — Friends of Mervin and Viola Stutzman said knew the couple was going through difficult times dealing with their 32-year-old son Rodney, but never imagined it would end like this.
The couple, in their mid-60s, was found shot to death Thursday in their Amish country farmhouse in Navarre.
Rodney Stutzman, the only suspect, caught later that night driving his slain father missing truck in West Virginia.
"Rodney came back, even before he left, he wanted to do what he wanted to do and do it his way," Clarence said, adding Rodney would bring violent and sexually explicit videos into his parents' home. "He was watching movies. he was doing things that mom and dad would not tolerate. And as being the head of the house, Mervin had to set his foot down, and say 'Hey, you will not do this here,'" Clarence said.
Clarence said that made Rodney angry.
Rodney Stutzman is charged with two counts of murder and is slated to be extradited back to Ohio to face a judge early next week.