Arizona teen arrested for double murder months after parents were killed

Posted at 8:58 AM, March 20, 2023 and last updated 3:46 PM, July 7, 2023


PAYSON, Ariz. (Court TV) — A 19-year-old Arizona man has been arrested and charged in his parents’ double-murder five months after their bodies were found.

Hunter Stanfield booking photo

This booking photo provided by the Gila County Sheriff’s Office shows Hunter Stanfield, a 19-year-old accused of killing his parents. (Gila County Sheriff’s Office)

Hunter Stanfield is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Chase Stanfield, 39, and Gail Stanfield, 50, according to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.

On Oct. 27, authorities responded to a 911 call in north Payson, where they found the couple deceased with multiple gunshot wounds, stated an initial press release. Payson is almost 90 miles northeast of Phoenix.

Gila County Sheriff’s Detective Jamie Garrett told Fox News Digital the teen was arrested last week after an hour-long interview.

Garret said, “We did interview Hunter on Tuesday for (approximately) an hour and after that interview is when he was arrested for the crimes committed against his parents.”