Court documents have revealed the troubling past of a Sudbury man charged in connection with the murder of his parents in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mikhail Young, 24, was arrested on an unrelated warrant at his Sudbury home on Tuesday. He appeared in Framingham court Wednesday on a fugitive from justice warrant after he allegedly killed his parents, Kenneth Young, 73, and Jane Young, 66.
According to St. Thomas Police, the couple was found stabbed to death at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The family had arrived on the eastern end of the island at Crystal Cove Condominiums on April 28 and had been vacationing together.
“One of the residents had discovered an unresponsive body, the body appeared to be covered in blood. They discovered a second victim in a bathtub,” said Comm. Delroy Richards Sr. of the Virgin Islands Police Department.
Police in St. Thomas said Young had approached the condo offices on Saturday at around 11 a.m. and asked for a cab. He then reportedly took a flight to Philadelphia and connected to Boston, leaving before police could talk to him.
Court paperwork shows that police were called to the family’s Sudbury home in August 2011. Young’s parents told police he came home drunk and threw a plate at the wall after they did not eat the food he brought them. He then allegedly threw Kenneth Young’s medication on the floor and told him, “The next time, I will kill you.” Police said he also threatened to kill them when they tried to intervene.
Court records show Young’s parents took a restraining order out against their son after this incident.
Police had previously been called to the home in 2008 when a police report stated that Young threatened to burn down the house. According to more court records, Young’s parents said he was bipolar and had been hospitalized three times for mental health issues. He also allegedly refused to take any medication for his condition. He and his sister had been adopted from Russia by the Youngs when they were children.
Jane Young was a math teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury High School who had recently retired back in January. Students came to the school Wednesday wearing flowered clothing as a tribute to her because of her love of gardening.
Young is due back in court on May 12. Because St. Thomas is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, extradition will be similar as if the crime was committed in another state.
Statement from Kenneth Young’s family:
“We are heartbroken by the loss of our brother and his wonderful wife Jane. Ken was one of five siblings. Ken and Jane had big hearts, and they dedicated their lives to helping others. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support that we have received, and at this time we ask everyone to please respect our privacy during our grieving process.”