Workshy son who slaughtered his parents and boiled them in ‘diabolical stew’ for $500k insurance gets life in jail

A WORKSHY son who slaughtered his parents and boiled them in a "diabolical stew" to inherit his mom's $500,000 life insurance has been sentenced to life in prison.

Joel Guy Jr – who was arrested after Thanksgiving in 2016 for his parents' death – was ordered to serve two consecutive life sentences on Thursday, according to Knox News.



The 32-year-old killer received his sentencing at a court in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword slammed Guy Jr's crimes as "pure evil overkill" as he revealed the Louisiana man's fate.

He said it was the "most extreme abuse of a course I've seen in 25 years, and I hope it's the most serious that I'll see in my career."

Guy Jr will not be able to get out of jail under the sentences as they add up to more than 100 years.

His sentencing comes after he was found guilty on October 2 in Tennessee of two counts of premeditated first-degree murder, three counts of felony murder, and two counts of abuse of a corpse, news outlets reported.

Guy Jr was found guilty after prosecutors alleged he fatally stabbed his parents, Joel Guy Sr, 61, and Lisa Guy, 55, and dismembered their bodies.

The reasoning being his killings was to cash in on $500,000 in life insurance benefits after learning that his parents were planning to retire and no longer pay his bills.


District Attorney General Charme Allen has since revealed that she was "pleased" with Guy Jr's Thursday morning sentencing announcement.

She explained: "My Office asked for and obtained consecutive sentences to ensure the defendant would never be released from prison.

"I hope that the citizens of this community feel safe knowing this offender is off our streets forever, and I hope that the sentence imposed today provides some measure of closure for the family that has been torn apart by these horrific acts."

Speaking at the sentencing, Judge Sword slammed Guy Jr's mind as "sick and depraved" – saying that a sentencing of 300 years "wouldn’t be sufficient."

"I don't see potential for rehabilitation of Mr. Guy. I was watching him during the trial, he showed absolutely no remorse or despair over at seeing what he had done," Sword added, according to Knox News.

A victim impact statement, given by Guy Jr's nephew Preston during the sentencing, read: "After the day that my Papaw died, that I looked up to like a dad, I knew that life would never be the same.

"That you can’t even trust your own family, that you have to watch your back with everyone around you."

Guy Jr was arrested several days after Thanksgiving in 2016 for his parents' deaths, which are said to have happened when he returned home to Tennessee from Louisiana for the holiday.

Court records show Guy Jr wrote chilling details in a notebook of how he planned to chop up his parents, flush chunks down the toilet, and melt their fingerprints.



Bullet points in the handwritten notes read: "Douse killing rooms (kitchen?) with bleach.

"Flush chunks down toilet, not garbage disposal… don’t have to get rid of body if no forensic evidence,” he wrote, adding he planned to turn the heat up “to melt fingerprints and dry everything."

The notebook was reportedly found in a backpack in the guest bedroom where he had been staying for the Thanksgiving holiday, prosecutors said in court.

Prosecutors believe Guy Jr first stabbed his father to death in an upstairs exercise room on November 26, 2016. He is then believed to have ambushed and stabbed his mother to death when she came home from a shopping trip.

Prosecutors also say he knifed his dad 40 times while his mom was out grocery shopping, and when she returned he stabbed her 30 times.

Guy Jr is then said to have dismembered his parents' bodies and attempted to dissolve some of their remains, including his mother's head, in a pot filled with acid.

Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Michael MacLean testified: "Joel placed pieces of the bodies in an acid-based solution in an attempt to destroy evidence.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeremy McCord described the carnage he found inside the Guys’ home as “the most horrific thing I’ve ever encountered in police work – in my life.”

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