Chesapeake man who killed his parents sentenced to life

Steven Julian

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A man who pleaded guilty to killing his parents was sentenced life in prison in court Monday.

Steven Julian previously pleaded guilty to two counts of 1st degree murder, two counts of use of firearm in felony first offense, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of use of a firearm in felony.

He was accused of killing his parents and attempting to murder his aunt and uncle.

On April 8, 2017, Chesapeake Police were called to Chadswyck Road for a man threatening to shoot his aunt and uncle.

Officers got to the scene and learned from the homeowners that their nephew had pointed a gun at them threatening to shoot. The homeowners, Michael and Ava Dunlow, were unharmed as Michael Dunlow disarmed the nephew and detained him until police got on scene.

As officers took Julian into custody, he told them he had shot and killed his parents. Police went to their address on Emberhill Lane and found the suspect’s parents, Clark and Sally Julian, dead.

On Monday, court records stated Julian was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder and eighteen additional years for four firearm charges he faced. There was no information listed about the charges stemming from the incident with his aunt and uncle.