New details have emerged about the person of interest in the double homicide case in Utah County.
Timothy Parker, 58, and his wife Jeannie Parker, 50, were shot and killed in their Spanish Fork home.
Jeannie’s son, Tristan Robert Erickson, was arrested in Grand County, Colorado, where detectives tracked the victim’s phone and missing vehicle.
In an exclusive 2 News story, investigative reporter Wendy Holleran dug into Erickson’s criminal past, revealing that he had served several prison sentences and had a history of mental illness.
Court recordings showed that he repeatedly refused to take his medication and had worn down his family with his troubles.
Erickson’s 13 mugshots spanning from 2015 to 2022 were also revealed, and in 2016, he was arrested for driving under the influence and crashing into a house in Payson.
Although evaluations were ordered to see if he was competent to stand trial, he was paroled in May of 2017 but later walked away from the Fortitude Treatment Center.
According to his mother and stepfather, he wore out his welcome in their home in Spanish Fork because he was doing illegal drugs.
Erickson was back in prison for failing to take his medication in the mentally ill offender program, which he did not complete.
Although they think he might have schizophrenia, Erickson denied having any mental health problems.
He was discharged in March of 2020 and was no longer under the jurisdiction of the Board of Pardons and Parole.
Three years later, the tragic double homicide occurred in the home where he had worn out his welcome.