Richard Lyle Newkirk 32 of Holly Hill Fl and Daytona Beach NA member-arrested
May 31st 2011 in the death of 14 year-old Bryce Parson. This man has a long history of violence and drug abuse charges and convictions.Now it looks like manslaughter charges will be filed once the toxicology reports are back.Initially they could tell that Bryce had THC,opiates and barbiturates in his urine.It is believed to be a methadone overdose. Bryce had also taken a Xanax that evening as well.UPDATE-INDICTED FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER
Friends say Bryce Parson loved to fish, surf and sail. (Photo | Parson family)
It is believed that Richard Newkirk also gave Bryce Xanax,and told him it would be okay to mix the 2 drugs. He told him this after Bryce asked if it would be okay.
Mixing adult drug addicts with minors is wrong.NA/AA need to stop promoting teens and minors to their meetings where they can meet the likes of people like Richard Newkirk who are violent felons. It is horrible that NA continues to put adolescents in harms way. Daytona AA/NA continue to have meetings in playgrounds/parks in Holly Hill Fl and Palm Coast Fl .Holly Hill City Commissioners need to put an end to this practice, and prevent more deaths of children like poor Bryce Parsons. Bryce was afraid to go to sleep that night because he was afraid he would not wake up. He was right. I wish he would of called 911.
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A local man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenager in Ormond Beach, authorities said Tuesday.Ormond Beach police said Richard Newkirk, 32, is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of Bryce Parson, 14. Investigators said Newkirk gave Bryce and another teen a mixture made with methadone hydrochloride. Police said Newkirk provided the toxic cocktail to the teen in May, and Parson went to sleep and never woke up. Newkirk had been staying with a family in the neighborhood, and police said he took Parson and a 17-year-old to a nearby laboratory where he instructed the boys to dumpster dive. Police said Newkirk told the boys to get discarded bottles of methadone, and when they were back home, Newkirk allegedly added water to extract meth residue and then gave each boy a cup.”It was definitely a lethal dose. It was over 1,000 milliliters or milligrams of methadone in the boys’ system, which is probably 10 times the lethal dose,” said Lt. Kenny Hayes, of the Ormond Beach Police Department.Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/29031661/detail.html#ixzz1hD4fJF00
Ormond Beach, FL- 32-year old Richard L. Newkirk of Holly Hill Fl, has been indicted on a charge of 1st Degree Felony Murder in connection with the death of 14 year old Bryce Parson. The suspicious death investigation was launched on May 24th, 2011 after Parson was found dead at 99 Mayfield Circle in Ormond Beach.Detectives determined that Newkirk drove Bryce Parson and another 17 year old boy to the area of Whitney Labs at 1095 N. US-1 in the county area of Ormond Beach in the early morning hours of May 24th 2011. Newkirk instructed the boys on how to retrieve discarded Methadone bottles from the dumpster. The boys went into the dumpster and retrieved two large bags full of plastic Methadone bottles. The trio returned to 99 Mayfield Circle where Newkirk extracted small amounts of Methadone from each bottle, ultimately obtaining a quantity that he shared with the two boys. The boys later became sick and passed out. Bryce Parson never awoke and was discovered deceased the next morning.Newkirk was subsequently arrested on the charge of delivering a controlled substance to a person under 18. Meanwhile, police waited for toxicology results from the autopsy conducted on Bryce Parson. Newkirk was being held on a $100,000 bond but just recently bonded out of jail. Toxicology results recently received showed that Parson had a fatal level of Methadone in his system at the time of his death.( Some reports state 10 times the lethal amount. )