Joel Guy Jr: Tennessee man who chopped, boiled parents wrote he must flush 'chunks' down toilet to erase evidence
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: Joel Guy Jr, who was accused of stabbing and dismembering his parents over the 2016 Thanksgiving weekend in Tennessee, had made meticulous notes about how he would go about the murder and dispose of his victims before he executed his plans, a jury heard on Tuesday, September 29. The 31-year-old accused had appeared in Knoxville court for the second day of testimony in his first-degree murder trial, Daily Mail reports.
Guy Jr has been accused of murdering his father Joel Michael Guy Sr, 61, and his mother Lisa Guy, 55. According to prosecutors, Guy Jr had first knifed his father to death in the exercise room of their house in West Knox County on November 26, 2016. He then attacked his mother after she returned from a shopping trip and stabbed her to death. It is said that Guy Jr then allegedly dismembered his parents' bodies and had attempted to dissolve some of their remains. He allegedly boiled his mother's head in a pot.
It has now been revealed that the accused had carefully planned the sickening crime in a notebook where he detailed out how he would go about the murder and dispose the bodies, step by step. The notebook reads, "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," the notebook stated.
As far as the police theory that Guy Jr killed his father first goes, the notes read, "kill him with the knife… clean up mess from him before she get home." The next bullet point in the book reads, "kill her with a knife" with instructions to 'place' her in the shower and "turn on hot water and point at her to get rid of forensics." The notes then detail how Guy Jr had allegedly looked to place his father's body inside a plastic bin and use it to get him to the shower alongside his mother's body to wash off all evidence. "Cut off his arm and plant flesh under her fingernails. Use sodium hydroxide to destroy his soft tissue and soften bones for transport. Baste once every hour to accelerate."
The book also had instructions on wiping down "areas near killing rooms and bathrooms" before turning up the thermostat to 90 degrees as it "speeds up decomposition and melt[s] fingerprints." He also considered arson to get rid of all the evidence. Another page in the notebook details the 'assets' belonging to Lisa Guy which included a $500,000 life insurance policy which lists Guy Jr as a beneficiary. The page read, "$500,000 would be all mine. With him missing/dead, I get the whole thing."
The prosecution says that Guy Jr was motivated to kill his parents as his parents had stopped giving him money. We had earlier reported that Guy Jr has reportedly asked to be executed. Guy Jr made the request in a Knoxville, Tennessee, court on Tuesday, September 15.