A 30-year-old Italian bodybuilder confessed to killing his parents, after they asked him to get out of bed and take the dog for a walk, according to reports.
Benno Neumair admitted to police that he murdered his mother, Laura Perselli, 63, and his father, Peter Neumair, 68, in the northern city of Bolzano in January, Italian news agency Ansa reported.
The amateur son claimed his father accused him of “being a failure” during a fight, according to the Daily Star.
Major Neumair reportedly accused Benno, who had fallen asleep after playing games on his computer, of not doing his share of the housework, including walking the dog, according to the news outlet.
He allegedly strangled his father to “shut him up”.
“I took the first climbing rope I could find from my plastic tool tray,” Benno said, according to police.
“We were in the hallway and fell to the floor together. I just remember that I squeezed very hard, ”he continued, according to the report.
Benno said that when his mother returned home shortly after, he strangled her with the same rope.
“I did it without even saying goodbye,” he reportedly told investigators.
Then, he allegedly dumped the bodies of his parents from a bridge into the Adige River.
Perselli’s body was recovered with signs of strangulation. The father’s body has not been found.
Prosecutors requested a psychiatric test for Neumair, who was arrested on January 29, about three weeks after his parents disappeared, according to Ansa.
He is being held on charges of murder and concealment of the body.