POLICE: Man slashes parents to death with samurai sword

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GEORGIA  – Authorities say a 39-year-old man stabbed his parents to death at a Dekalb County home on Thursday afternoon.

According to Dekalb County police chief Cedric Alexander, the man, identified as Calvin Ray Jr., apparently used a Samurai sword to fatally stab his parents.

Ray fled the scene in a family vehicle but was later arrested at Chapel Park.

Alexander said authorities have recovered the weapons allegedly used in the stabbing.

A family member said there was no predictor of the type of violence that happened Thursday.

Police have released no motive.

According to officials, Ray has a criminal record dating back to 1998 for two misdemeanors.

In 2007 he was arrested twice for felony aggravated assault. It’s not known how those cases were adjudicated.