A “manipulative” homeless man who turned on their own families who befriended him has admitted the “frenzied” murder of the mother and her 13 -year-old son.
Tracey and Pierce Wilkinson were impaled to death at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands in March.
The boy’s father, Peter, was seriously injured in the attack but survived.
Aaron Barley, 23, of no established address, acknowledged the killings at Birmingham Crown Court on what would have been the first day of his trial.
He previously declared the attempted assassination of Mr Wilkinson.