Nickolas Vinson is in custody after he reportedly stabbed his stepfather to death. After the killing, Vinson then took to social media app, Snapchat, to inform his followers about what he had just done. In the video, you can hear Vinson’s mother attempting to wake her husband.
Allegedly, Vinson killed his stepdad, Oscar Owensby, because he was asking him to help more around the house. The pair exchanged heated text messages throughout the day, with Owensby telling Vinson he needed to pull his weight more around the house.
Eventually, Vinson arrived home and confronted Owensby about the messages. They got into another argument that led to Vinson luring Owensby down into the basement of the home. It is there that he stabbed Owensby with a kitchen knife multiple times.
After Snapchatting the murder, Vinson fled the scene of the crime. Police were notified by several people who saw the post on social media and immediately made their way to the home. Ultimately, they were able to convince Nickolas Vinson to return to his home after speaking with him over the phone.
Upon returning to the home, Vinson was arrested and taken into custody. He was questioned about the vicious slaying of his stepfather and informed police that Owensby was threatening to kick him out of the house. He shared that Owensby always tried to act like his real dad and tell him what to do. Vinson expressed his disdain for Owensby and made it clear to police that he was not fond of the man.
Authorities questioned Vinson about whether or not he had been planning on killing his stepfather for some time. Reportedly, he told them that Owensby had it coming for a while. Police are still unsure if Vinson had been planning the murder, or if he acted spontaneously.
Nickolas Vinson currently awaits trial for the murder of his stepdad. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.