What’s wrong with white people from Aurora, Colorado? Sorry, not to be prejudice, but it seems like a lot of white males there are cuckoo. The latest tragic death was actually not even by a man, but a teenager.
19 year old Nickolas Vinson must have been having a really rough day for a privileged white kid in Aurora, because when his step-father Oscar asked him to do some chores, he decided to stab him repeatedly in the neck. Now, he is having an even rougher time, since he is facing a first-degree murder charge. What’s even more, he decided to Snapchat the aftermath.
Nickolas Khalil Vinson was arrested Dec. 14 shortly after police responded to a home in the 2700 block of South Rifle Street on a report of a stabbing. According to an arrest affidavit, Vinson admitted to police that he stabbed his stepfather, Oscar Lemar Owensby, 50. He then fled the home but came back a short time later after police called him.
Vinson later told police he and Owensby had been arguing via text earlier in the day about Owensby wanting Vinson to, “do more around the house and to chip in financially.” The audacity still amazes me. Police say he lashed out and stabbed him multiple times with a seven-inch blade that had a brass-knuckle-like handle. Owensby, who worked at a local family sports bar, suffered stab wounds to the back, neck and shoulder. They had been arguing over text message until Nickolas arrived home and confronted him.
According to police records, he summoned Owensby to his basement bedroom and plunged a seven-inch blade into his back, shoulders and neck several times. His mother Celena ran downstairs and was filmed when he began his Snapchat video, standing over her partner screaming ‘Lemar can you hear me? No!’. Nick fled in a car but was later arrested by police. Owensby was taken from the family home to hospital but he died of a punctured aorta. It is not clear who called police first but the mother of a girl who viewed the Snapchat video alerted authorities to it.
The Denver Post got a hold of the arrest affidavit, and after allegedly stabbing Owensby repeatedly and fleeing the house, the teenager called his brother Kyle and told him about the attack. He said Owensby had been threatening to throw him out. He then also spoke with police on the phone and told them he would hand himself in but was saying goodbye to friends, because you know- priorities.
Nickolas was arrested in his car in Aurora. When police searched the family home, they found blood spatter on the walls of the teenager’s bedroom and a trail of bloody footprints from the basement to the garage. He remains in county jail on a single first degree murder charge and has been denied bond.
Neither his mother nor his brother has commented publicly on the killing. What stuns me most about the story is that, it’s not like Owensby was the, “new dad” or “latest boyfriends” in a string of mishap relationships for Celena. The two had been together for 14 years! So Nick has known Oscar since he was like 5 years old. The teenager was due to appear in court on the morning of December 27, next Wednesday.