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A 19-year-old Colorado Springs man accused of fatally stabbing his two young siblings and wounding his father claims responsibility but said he doesn’t know why he did it.
“It’s like it wasn’t me,” Malik Murphy told 9News reporter Anastasiya Bolton, who visited him in El Paso County jail. He told her nothing had happened to prompt the attack.
When asked if he was sorry, he said “extremely.”
Murphy was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly turned a knife on Sophia, 5, and Noah, 7, who shared a room with him in the family’s house in the 900 block of Carlisle Street, arrest records show. He told police he had wanted to be alone in the home when he took a knife he’d purchased months ago and set out to kill his family. He planned to bury their bodies in the backyard.
His father, Jefferson Murphy, 42, told police he ran downstairs when he heard screaming and “was confronted” by Malik, who stabbed him in the neck, records show. He held the teenager down until police arrived.
Malik Murphy remains in jail without bond on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. He’s expected in court Oct. 27.
“He was angry towards society,” his grandfather, Terry Mason, told 9News. “He felt he didn’t fit in. Toward the family, he was a very loving guy.”
“Malik couldn’t get a grip on what life is about,” Mason said. “He had his thoughts. He was just a quiet kid. He was a trouble for them. He had anger issues.”
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