Court documents obtained by the 9Wants To Know Investigators indicate 14-year-old John Caudle confessed to the killings after his arrest.
Caudle was stopped on Oct. 28 in Fairplay, a three and a half hour drive north from his family's home in Monte Vista.
Park County deputies who couldn't reaching the young driver's family asked Rio Grande County deputies to go to the house.
They were already there.
Tracy and Joanne Rinebarger were found by a family member. They were lying shot to death in their bedroom.
Court documents allege that Caudle turned two .22 caliber pistols on his mother after an Oct. 27 argument.
"Caudle said the reason he shot Joanne Rinebarger was because he did not want to do household chores," the affidavit read.
Caudle allegedly confessed he hid in the laundry room until his stepfather Tracy arrived home and then shot him as he walked past his hiding spot.
Court documents indicate Caudle told investigators that after the murders, he played on the computer and watched movies that night before driving his stepfather's truck to school the next day.
His friends and teachers recalled to investigators how happy Caudle seemed that day.
Caudle's grandfather found his parents' bodies on Oct. 28.
When he was stopped in Park County later that day, Caudle told deputies he was planning to drive another two hours north to live with an uncle in Dacono.
Since Oct. 28, Caudle has been held at the Pueblo Youth Center.
Prosecutors and Caudle's public defenders are locked in a heated debate about whether he should be put in an adult jail.
A motion from the defense team seeks to block Caudle's transfer to the Rio Grande County jail.
Prosecutors have argued that Caudle's crimes are among the worst of the worst and he would qualify for the death penalty if not for his young age.
A judge's decision on that issue was delayed Friday when Caudle couldn't be brought to a scheduled hearing in Del Norte because of heavy snow in the San Luis Valley.
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