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Lorton Teen Charged with Murder of Reston Couple

by Fatimah Waseem December 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm 74 Comments

A 17-year-old Lorton boy was charged Friday night in connection with the murders of a Reston couple, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The suspect, who was not named by police because of his age, shot himself at the scene of the double murder on the 2600 block of Black Fire Court in Reston, police said. His condition is life-threatening.

Scott Fricker, 48, and his 43-year-old wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, were killed in the incident. They had moved in with their family a few months ago, according to neighbors.

Police believe the suspect, who knows the family, got inside and confronted the couple. Around 5 a.m. on Friday, he shot himself after shooting the the couple. Four other family members were at the home during the shooting and were not hurt, police said.

Fricker worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and his wife was an attorney and author who focused on care of the elderly. According to the Washington Post, Fricker was known for riding his motorcycle to work. Kuhn-Fricker launched a company called Buckley’s For Seniors, a home-based company that employed stay-at-home moms and retired individuals to contract out with seniors who maintained independence but needed help with other chores.

As the investigation continues, police are asking anyone with information to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 703-691-2131.

  • meh

    Should be charged as an adult. My guess he’s a DREAMer

    • Sadly

      No he was white stupid racist mf

      • meh

        Police believe the suspect, who knows the family, got inside and confronted the couple.

        So the couple only knows white people? Why are you making such horrible assumptions

      • Mike M

        Have you ever known a black racist? Are you one?

        • RestonAssurance

          Mike M, not everyone who calls the murderer as he is (white stupid racist mf) is non-white because that’s calling it as it is. There’s no race agenda behind that statement. It’s the truth. You have to lighten up on the overprotective sensitivities that everyone is after white people. That’s simply not the case.

          • Mike M

            Actually, it is the case. This was a kid who has no idea what he thinks about the world because he has yet to know it. Read the comments that people wrote in here, “stupid white racist mf.”

          • Mike M

            I know more about that post above than do you. It is the case that it is fashionable to dump on white males. Sorry, not around me.

    • ducatination

      Meh you’re the worst kind of poster – doesn’t read facts – makes incorrect assumptions probably voted for trump

      • Scott

        All other things aside, it could be worse. He could have voted for the criminal alternative.

      • Mike M

        Are you not making assumptions in your post that calls out assumptions?

        • The Constitutionalist

          Don’t encourage him, Mike. He does his best, despite… you know…

    • TheMilkyWay

      The shooter is referred to as a neo-Nazi so no. He is not a DREAM-er. If the murderer is white, should he still be charged as an adult?

      The murdered couple was trying to keep their 17 yo daughter from being brainwashed into hate by her boyfriend.

    • RestonAssurance

      Should be charged as an adult that’s for certain; however, he is a neo-Nazi. He’s white. Not a DREAMer because they stay in school and earn good grades, have no criminal records. Those are requirements to be a DREAMer.

  • mlbjunkee

    Actually, the shooter was a neo-Nazi and the couple had forbid their daughter from dating him because of it. All this focus on immigrants, yet it’s white men who commit the most violent terrorism. Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Charleston, Aurora, Columbine, and on, and on…

    • 7.62x54r

      But it is US bl acks who lead the stats in mass shootings ( 4 or more fatalities in one event ) year after year according to the F B I’s U C R.

      • But it is US cave monkeys who can turn a country music concert into a pop music concert.

      • Dummies

        Nice deflection, clown.

        • Mike M

          Facts bother you?

          • Dummies

            Nope, I’m not the one that felt a need to deflect to some unrelated statistic concerning a story about a neo-Nazi killing a married couple.

        • The Constitutionalist

          Nice ad hominem, extremely educated contributor to our society.

          • Dummies

            I contribute much more than you do. Now leave this conversation to the adults in the room.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Oh look, the good ole’ resort to the can’t be proven on the internet claim. That one’s my favorite. I would love to compare our bodies of work, total taxes paid, and charitable contributions, but we can’t, so I guess we’ll never know.

            I haven’t really made it that difficult for someone who wants to find me to do just that and actually put their money, or lack of, where their mouth is.

    • Mike M

      So, you hate white males because some white males have done some bad things. Can you think of any great accomplishments of white males? Would it be OK if I tarred a whole race/gender combo because of a few sensational acts? Will you be taking down that HHNHH sign from your front yard, now that you realize hate does in fact have a home with you?

      • FLEABttn

        Nobody cares for your racist nonsense Mike. Other than maybe 40yearsinreston.

        Happy Holidays.

        • Mike M

          “Racist” because . . .?
          I’ve never said anything truly racist in here. That’s become a cheap insult hurled around gratuitously by leftists. But if you can, show me something I said especially in that last comment that was racist, please do. I think I was responding to a classically racist statement.

        • 40yearsinreston

          What are you on about ?

        • The Constitutionalist

          Oh look, you mentioned race again when no one else did.

      • ducatination

        Dude you’re a bitter white guy. Why so angry? you making too much money off the stocks these days? Shops at Walmart muther fuc***

        • Mike M

          Get educated. Then we’ll converse.

        • The Constitutionalist

          Good God, reading your posts quite literally gives me cancer.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Wow, the majority does the majority of things, look guys, news!

      • TBex

        White men aren’t even the majority of white people.

        • The Constitutionalist

          White men are the majority of men here in the US.

          You know, if I was you, I wouldn’t even respond to any of my comments. It’s not going to go well for you, just like your education.

          • TBex

            Did your education teach to you change the subject? Someone rightly pointed out that white men are the source of the vast majority of our terrorist attacks. You said it was because white men are the majority of the US. They are not.

            I don’t need to mention how much smarter and better at life I am than you, because I can let my point speak for itself.

            But I’ll note that you meant “If I were you”

  • Tammi Petrine

    Please, please hold comments speculating on this tragic event. How any family survives this kind of senseless murder is mind numbing but there are 3 children and surviving parents and friends who must now pick up the pieces of a couple who were devoted to service of others. Buckley in particular was an amazing gift for our senior Reston population and will be sorely missed. Her expertise on elder law was invaluable to our aging community members.

    • seattleorpittsburgh

      I used the service once and they were very nice. I was shocked when I read this. I am not quite yet a senior but anyone who needs transportation for a medical procedure could use them, and they served the wider area, such as Arlington.

    • 40yearsinreston

      Her seminars at RCC were appreciated by Seniors
      She will be missed

    • Mike M

      I can’t even comprehend the impact on the kids. But the article said there were four others in the house. Three or four kids?

  • Enemy of the State

    The whole tragedy reminds me of the “body armour” theory that Wilhem Reich proposed. Wilhelm, who studied under Sigmund Freud, suggested that the principle of body armour was forced upon the German people in effect resulting in their inability to experience lust and sensuality. This shortfall noted in the emotional spectrum yielded to frustration, and later, mass murder.

    • Mike M

      Where IS your head, sir?

      • reston resident

        Mike M, where is YOUR head these days? Or should I say “daze” because you surely doin not sound like the Mike M some of us have come to appreciate (even if we think you are wrong most of the time).

        • Mike M

          My head. It’s right here. Just checked.

  • kahartke

    Please drug test the murderer. This is not a normal reaction to a break up. Condolences to the family and all who love them. Tragic beyond belief.

    • The Constitutionalist

      You’re right, it has to be drugs or guns, not just the depravity of man.

  • Jager

    “”I would feel a little bad reporting him if his online access was to basically be a normal teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in the email. “He made these choices. He is spreading hate.””

    Guess she wasn’t as tolerated and respecting of other people’s ideas – if she disagreed with them. Especially telling is he line “I have no pity for people like that.”

    Free speech is not just for speech you agree with. It’s even for speech you completely disagree with.

    “The Post could not independently confirm that the accounts were tied to the boyfriend.”

    So either Ms. Kuhn-Fricker has more resources than the Washington Post or – god forbid – she was wrong.

    So… just like a poster asked it respect Ms. Kuhn-Fricker. Maybe respect the kid who obviously broke a law (not condoning what he has done) but was not given due process either.

    Hating people who hate is still hate.

    Ms Kuhn-Fricker hating the kid for hating others means she was just as bad as him.

    But neither of them deserved to die for their speech.

    Condolences to both families, friends, etc

    Hate is hate no matter where it comes from.

    • RestonAssurance

      Her not having tolerated the boy’s deep level of violence espousing hatred (neo-Nazi) does not equate hate on her part whatsoever. It was not welcome in her home. She did not demonstrate the level of hatred the boy identified with, yet he demonstrated it by murdering two people.

      • Mike M

        The boy was a boy. He has no idea what he believes. As a parent, she should have known that. But like so many Reston [email protected], it was the other kid. So she got as nasty as she could with him. What about the role of the daughter she raised in this? OK, they are teens “in love.” Got finesse? Apparently not.

      • Mike M

        She was hateful and raised that daughter.

  • Easy access to guns in America and there are two dead parents.. Where in most countries this would have been an argument… Hurt feelings…

    #thanksnra #yesmanymore dead in America 104 today and every day #guncontrol now?

    • Molon labe

      Come and get them

    • Mike M

      So, how do you feel about the other amendments to the Constitution?

    • GenXer

      Oh yeah, banning guns will stop people from shooting each other, just like how Prohibition stopped people from drinking.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Which common sense gun legislation would’ve prevented this?

      #liberallogic2017 #sorryImeantidiotlogic2017

  • Scout

    OMG – stop postulating and hating – none of us know the exact situation – and a family is suffering beyond belief. Judging haters and being haters – pretty much the same. Just shut up – and go hug your loved ones a bit closer and give gratitude for your life.

  • Heartbroken

    It is disgusting that some of these posters are implying or stating that the mother is somehow to blame for forbidding her daughter to date this person or not tolerating his violent beliefs. Would your reaction be the same if he was MS-13 or a member of a black street gang? Of course it wouldn’t. You wouldn’t even be saying such things or calling *her* a hater in any way. It’s despicable and in no way did she or her family deserve this horrific tragedy. And it’s doubly despicable that anyone would place blame on her.

  • Stephanie Fowler

    What is the name of the 17 yr old murderer?

  • Stephanie Fowler

    What is the name of the 17 yr old?

    • Mike M

      They won’t release it because of his age.

    • RestonAssurance

      If he survives his life threatening injuries, and is charged as an adult, they will release his name. I’m curious myself. Who is his family, are they neo-Nazis themselves?

    • steve

      Giampa

  • The Constitutionalist

    Below, for everyone who doesn’t want to read all the BS. Racists call other racists racist. Everyone is mad at white people.

  • Mike M

    I was quoting “sadly” above. I’m not someone who would call anyone that.

    When I use the L word, it is because I believe the common brand of that thinking in Reston is purely emotional and counter to sound reasoning. I think I’ve made that case clearly and repeatedly.

    When I came in here to try to see if people actually know what happened, I saw lots of gratuitous hate from that type of thinker – especially about “white males.” I won’t let that fly. It’s typical of the L-word hypocrisy. See jager’s post.

    Yeah. If you are an adult with experience raising kids or even being around young men, you know that a seventeen year-old has no idea what he believes about the big picture because he can’ yet know the big picture. You also know that this relationship was at a very touchy place, and the daughter also had a role. Suicide is a risk in these cases. Seems it was handled emotionally out of fear and righteousness and ended up with even worse results than expected.

    • Curious

      So, Mike M., if my son is 17 and white and espousing neo-nazi beliefs, he’s just misunderstood and just a kid, correct? His actions may have been wrong, but he should have been handled more gently so as to not cause his actions – is this what you are saying? Now, what if my son is 17 but black and espousing hatred towards the “white man” and then commits the same crime, in the same circumstance…is he still just misunderstood and just a kid? Or does this only apply to white people?

      • The Constitutionalist

        What the hell is the matter with you people? You’ll notice that it’s only you Liberals that keep mentioning anyone’s skin color.

        You should really take a step back and read the comments, top to bottom and look for yourself. This was white on white crime and you’ve somehow turned it into a race debate. Like everything else. It’s the only card in the Liberal’s deck. It’s a shame that minorities vote so strongly for Democrats when they’re the only party keeping them in chains.

        Some day you’ll stop evaluating people by their skin color and judge them by their character.

        Or not.

      • Mike M

        Yeah. Sadly, your hypothetical black son has been no doubt brainwashed by unending media reports of how he has been oppressed by white people and I believe that explains the high rates of senseless crime such as “polar bear hunting” and even petty robbery. The continuation of that media bias and persistent denial of that left wing manipulation contributes to the “logic” of adult Neo-Nazism. I think it is getting more popular gradually and will lead to more political violence. Still, it is rare for even an adult Neo-Nazi to commit murder for any reason. But it does happen. Unlike crime from immigrants, we have no choice but to own some of it. And murder cannot go unpunished.

        Seventeen year-olds don’t have a clue. And they can be turned inside out by the severance of an early relationship. You must know that. How you handle them is not always gently, but you would also do well to manage your daughter’s upbringing such that she does not bring murderous individuals into the house. There is, I think more to that story that predates the parents discovery.

        You won’t find any inconsistency in my point of view. Even if you try to make everything a race issue, as though you are a crusader for “social juctice.”

  • Mike M

    Well, I raised my kids, so no worries.
    And it is different if they are illegally or even recent.

  • Mike M

    I don’t believe I have ever made a comment about race except for how it has been exploited. You are willfully hallucinating. What you see are people who disagree with me but cannot articulately nor logically refute me. So they call me racist because they got nuthin’ else. I am for stanching immigration because I believe that is now in the interest of every American. That is not a race issue.

    • Curious

      Note that my question still goes unanswered. And, as long as it does, I think my point is made. You can’t seem to actually address the question and bring yourself to agree that both scenarios should viewed equally – either both as horrific crimes, with kids who are old enough to know better who likely also have screwed up parents, or both as misunderstood young men who need guidance and help. But it can’t logically be one for white people and the other for everyone else. And, every time I see an article on here with a crime committed by a black or hispanic person, I see your very different comments or your insults about liberals not wanting to mention the race of the offender. Yet, here, you have more negativity towards the mother who was brutally murdered than you do the almost adult who did it.

      • Mike M

        Sorry. You obviously didn’t read my response. I think any kid who has been exposed to propaganda and bad upbringing is more likely to do something rash. Hiding the race of the offender is wrong especially if the victim was another race. That could be material and help understand what went on and why. In THIS case it happens to be IRRELEVANT. Yet the first comments in here were anti-white. Odd.

        I would also note that a disproportionate percentage of is committed by certain elements. The questions is not that it is so, but why. I have said go to the County Courthouse and look at the names on the dockets. Watch a few cases. I am saying that some denial propaganda has become so dissonant with reality that there is a growing backlash that will fuel political violence. What part of my response do you continue to misunderstand?

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    WARNING: PLEASE BEWARE OF Predatory, philandering, sick men there, including but not limited to, effeminate Tom Mara who feign victim when they’re exposed, outed or confronted.

    I would just like to warn anyone looking for a position with this Company. Most of the people there are unskilled labor just trying to make ends meet. It’s very diverse, which is a good thing, but then you realize, people are stuck there, with little to no education. LaserShip counts on this ignorance or lack of the ability to see that anyone has the ability to go somewhere where they can prosper and thrive.

    I would say this isn’t a company for anyone with any integrity. It’s especially not fit for females. Predators to the Nth degree. All in management, sales especially.

    Remember Uber, in the news recently? You NOW have an idea of what LaserShip is like. A bunch of dim-witted, philandering, Neanderthals who haven’t realized that growing up and not cheating on your wives is not that bad. Beware of all of them, who pretend that they’re family men and the ones who, especially project that they’re so virtuous — that projection is the red flag. They really wear who they are on the sleeves, so just watch and listen, but only if you have to work there; otherwise please stay away.

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    Amazon uses a variety of ways to get people their packages. Because its volume is so huge, an algorithm automatically chooses the best available option between the USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon’s own Flex delivery service, and any of several companies Amazon calls DSPs, or delivery-service providers. Customers can’t select which shipping service they’d prefer; there’s too high a chance that one of those companies is maxed out on how many deliveries it’s making, or that the cost for Amazon would be too high. A same-day delivery done by FedEx could cost Amazon $50, according to Kevin Porter, who has worked for LaserShip, FedEx, and UPS as a courier. So Amazon sources cheaper options. One of those is LaserShip.

    Twitter and many message boards, including posts on Amazon’s own forums, are full of complaints about LaserShip. Packages aren’t delivered. Packages are delivered late — this is more troubling given that Amazon often claims a strict delivery window of the same day, the next day, or in two days — or are left outside. Packages are marked as delivered and not delivered. Packages are delivered to the wrong address. Packages are often just completely lost. (The message for that one is, “LaserShip is unable to confirm control of your package at this time.”) Sometimes, an error will show up on the tracking page: “Parcel damaged and will be discarded.” Customers who attempt to contact LaserShip report being totally unable to solve their problems; they are better off contacting Amazon or whichever company they originally purchased their item from.

    AND

    Tom Mara of LaserShip cultivates an innocent persona. It’s as if he is playing a character in a play, with very thoughtful displays of his personality. He completely puts on the innocent or especially sweet act, which is easy to believe. You shouldn’t take your first impression of him or any of them at face value. If you don’t know a person well, they can mislead you into thinking they are innocent or sweet. The only real way to know a sociopath’s true personality is by getting to know them well. But if you listen to your intuition, you may get the feeling that their persona is just too simple to be real. Non-sociopaths are genuine people and not a perfect picture of a simplified personality.

    WARNING: PLEASE BEWARE OF Predatory, philandering, sick men there, including but not limited to, effeminate Tom Mara who feign victim when they’re exposed, outed or confronted.

    I would just like to warn anyone looking for a position with this Company. Most of the people there are unskilled labor just trying to make ends meet. It’s very diverse, which is a good thing, but then you realize, people are stuck there, with little to no education. LaserShip counts on this ignorance or lack of the ability to see that anyone has the ability to go somewhere where they can prosper and thrive.

    I would say this isn’t a company for anyone with any integrity. It’s especially not fit for females. Predators to the Nth degree. All in management, sales especially.

    Remember Uber, in the news recently? You NOW have an idea of what LaserShip is like. A bunch of dim-witted, philandering, Neanderthals who haven’t realized that growing up and not cheating on your wives is not that bad. Beware of all of them, who pretend that they’re family men and the ones who, especially project that they’re so virtuous — that projection is the red flag. They really wear who they are on the sleeves, so just watch and listen, but only if you have to work there; otherwise please stay away.

  • Anonymous L.

    Tom Mara of LaserShip cultivates an innocent, good-guy, good Catholic persona. He’s as fraudulent as they come. He may not be the best at his sales position since he was recently changed out of his role, but he’s tries to hone his skills at pretending that he is the guy that he portrays. It’s as if he is playing a character in a play, with very thoughtful displays of his personality. He completely puts on the innocent or especially sweet act, which is easy to believe. He spends much time trying to convince you or others who he is trying to pursue or impress, that he’s so virtuous — you quickly see the cracks as they become apparent. You shouldn’t take your first impression of him or any of them at face value. If you don’t know a person well, they can mislead you into thinking they are innocent or sweet. The only real way to know a sociopath’s true personality is by getting to know them well. But if you listen to your intuition, you may get the feeling that their persona is just too simple to be real. Non-sociopaths are genuine people and not a perfect picture of a simplified personality.

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