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April 11, 2015
Through court documents, the NBC 10 I-Team has learned that four-time confessed murderer, Craig Price, threatened prison guards in Florida and made mention of his gruesome crimes of the late 1980’s.
“I’m going to kill every officer I can get my hands on, just like I killed those little kids,” said Price, according to a disciplinary report.
Now 41-years-old, Price has been behind bars for 26 years.
In 1989, he was only 15, but bulky and 280 pounds when he confessed to four murders in his Warwick neighborhood.
Joan Heaton and her two daughters, 10 year old Jennifer and eight year old Melissa were savagely killed with kitchen knives in their Buttonwood home. Jennifer was stabbed 62 times.
Police found the murder weapons in a shed behind Price’s home.
He was less than remorseful, later admitting to the unsolved murder of neighbor Rebecca Spencer two years earlier, when Price was only 13.
Price was not tried as an adult because he was so young when the crimes were committed. State law has since been changed. He was free to be released on his 21st birthday, but instead was sentenced for contempt after refusing to undergo psychiatric testing.
His time behind bars hasn’t gone smoothly. Outrage erupted when video surfaced of him, at the time, in the state training school, rapping about killing a cop. He was shipped to Florida in 2004, like other high profile inmates, and he’s violated his probation a number of times.