Michigan teen convicted of killing father, injuring mother in 2011 now regrets her actions

Tia Skinner: Blames attacking parents, killing father with knife on 'bad temper'

Published On: Jul 12 2012 02:12:20 PM EDT
YPSILANTI, Mich. -

A teen convicted of murdering her father and trying to kill her mother in a knife attack at their Michigan home said she regrets everything.

Tia Skinner told the Times Herald of Port Huron from the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility near Ypsilanti that she blames her actions on a "bad temper."

The 19-year-old said the November 2010 attack in St. Clair County was "awful" and she "took it out on somebody who didn't deserve it."

Skinner, Jonathan Kurtz and James Preston were convicted last year of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to murder.

Paul Skinner died and Mara Skinner was seriously wounded.

Prosecutors said Tia Skinner was angry with them for forbidding her from seeing Kurtz and confiscating her cell phone.