Teen Accused of Stabbing Stepdad and Then Snapchatting His Death

In Aurora, Colorado, disturbing details are now starting to surface about a young man who stands accused of not only stabbing his stepfather to death, but also taking a video of the man’s death and releasing it to the world via Snapchat. We have all of the details below.

The Murder

Nickolas Khalil Vinson, a 19-year-old man from Aurora, Colorado, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his stepfather, 50-year-old Oscar Lemar Owensby, after an argument via text message grew into a more lethal issue.

Police were called to Owensby and Vinson’s home in the 2700 block of South Rifle Street on December 15. It was there that they found Owensby bleeding from several wounds. He would later be pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to police, Owensby and Vinson were having arguments about Vinson contributing more to the household financially and doing more chores. This argument escalated into Vinson and Owensby agreeing to a fist fight, but when Owensby came downstairs to confront his stepson, Vinson stabbed him in the neck with the seven-inch long blade of a knife.

Vinson would stab Owensby several more times before his mother would come down to see what had occurred. Meanwhile, Vinson opened his phone and began to record a video for his Snapchat account.

The Video and Escape

“Hey, guys I just killed him. I just killed him. I just killed him.” Vinson proclaims this loudly on his Snapchat video as his mother is weeping at the side of Owensby. Vinson would proceed to head towards the garage, but not before calling his brother and allegedly confessing to the murder as well as telling his brother that he stabbed him so many times in order to make sure his stepfather would not suffer.

Vinson was found in his mother’s Ford Explorer. He told the arresting officer that he went to see his friends, as he knew he would be going away for a long time.

Police were alerted to the Snapchat video through a female friend of Vinson’s who it had been sent to.

Due to the suspect’s age and the details of the murder, Vinson is possibly eligible for the death penalty if he is convicted. At the time of this writing, no court dates have been set.


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