An ex-marine walked into a Florida police station early Wednesday and confessed that he had killed his parents and the family’s two dogs.

30-year-old Jacob Daniel Price confessed to officers of the Crestview Police Department after he walked into the lobby of the police station around 4 a.m.

According to the Okaloosa County Sherriff’s office, Price was wearing a bloodstained t-shirt and had confessed to shooting his parents and their 2 dogs. Deputies who went to check out his story, found his parents, 51-year-old Jolene Price, and 56-year-old Robert Price, lying dead inside the master bedroom with fatal gunshot wounds to the head.

According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Michele Nicholson, Price was staying with his parents.

The dogs too were found inside the home with gunshot wounds. One of the dogs was lying dead on the bed with Price’s parents, while the other was in the bedroom. Two other dogs were also found in the house, but they were unharmed.

Price has been charged with murder and aggravated animal cruelty. The Sheriff’s office is still investigating the motive behind the killings.

Price was deployed twice under the counter-terrorism mission Operation Enduring Freedom, which was launched by the Bush administration after 9/11. He served as a field radio operator in the Marine Corps. He left the Corps as his character “was incongruent with Marine Corps' expectations and standards,” Marine Corps spokeswoman Yvonne Carlock told Northwest Florida Daily News.

According to the court documents, a trial is set to begin on Feb. 17 next year.

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