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Forsyth County teen faces second-degree murder charge in death of his grandfather

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A 15-year-old Forsyth County boy is facing second-degree murder in connection with the death of his grandfather, according to court documents.

Jon Fielding Adams of Greenview Drive in Kernersville was indicted Monday on second-degree murder. According to court documents, he had been facing first-degree murder charges. Adams is accused of killing his grandfather, Clarence Nelson Parrish, 75, on Oct. 18, 2014. Adams’ name and other records associated with his case had not been previously released because he was being treated in the court system as a juvenile.

The indictment moves the case into Forsyth Superior Court, where Adams will be treated as an adult.

In court documents, Det. C.N. McKnight of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office alleges that Adams planned to kill Parrish and drove his mother’s car to Parrish’s house at 1526 Greenview Drive. McKnight alleges that Adams called Parrish and told him to come outside. He then shined the car’s high beam headlights toward the door so that Parrish would not be able to see.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal