In 1981, Dr. Heide accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of South Florida. As a young professor, Heide secured several grants that allowed her to study kids who were in prison for killing others. Two of these cases were youths who killed their parents.
“The cases were very troubling and both kids were very abused kids. Then I had one where I was called in on a consult. Those cases really affected me so I thought, “Well, let me learn more about them." And than a number of cases were sent to me for evaluation and they were for kids who kill parents."
Photo 13. Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents. Publication date December 14, 2012 by Oxford University Press.