Murder of Alice and Antonio Balcer by Andrea Balcer investigated on Signs of a Psychopath

Mugshot of Andrea Balcer
Andrea Balcer is serving a 40-year prison sentence for killing her parents. Pic credit: ME Dept. of Corrections

Signs of a Psychopath is re-investigating the murder of Alice and Antonio Balcer by their transgender daughter Andrea Balcer, who stabbed her parents and killed the family dog at their home in Winthrop, Maine.

Balcer was born Andrew Balcer, but she changed her name to Andrea as she went through the transgender process. She claimed to have killed her parents because they were not supportive of her during the transgender change. The rest of the family strongly disputes this accusation.

On October 31, 2016, 17-year-old Balcer awoke her mother, Alice, telling her she was having trouble sleeping. When Alice tried to comfort her, Balcer stabbed her nine times in the back.

Balcer then killed her father, Antonio, before turning the knife on their pet Chihuahua, Lily. She later said she killed the dog because it was barking.

She spared her older brother, Christopher Balcer, telling him, “It’s not your day,” before allowing him to escape.

The twisted killer then dialed 911 to report the murders. Allegedly, the operator was initially unsure if Balcer was making a Halloween prank.

Andrea Balcer admitted to killing her parents, Alice and Antonio Balcer

Balcer claimed she snapped on the night of the murders and later accused her mother of molesting her for years. She also accused her father of physical and mental abuse.

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These further accusations were angrily denied by other family members. Alice’s brother, Carl Pierce, said Balcer’s claims were an “insult to our family, an insult to our society and an insult to the LGBTQ community.”

Booking mugshot of Andrea Balcer
Andrea Balcer was just 17 when she was arrested for killing her parents. Pic credit: Kennebec County Jail

In 2018, Balcer pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional or knowing murder and one count of aggravated cruelty to animals. She was sentenced to 40 years in jail.

Andrea Balcer asked for forgiveness after killing Alice and Antonio Balcer

After sentencing, Balcer addressed her family, saying, “I made a terrible mistake, one that cost the lives of the two people that gave me life and raised me. I am only here to ask for one thing: That is the forgiveness of my family.”

Christopher Balcer made clear he has not forgiven the killer, calling her an “inhuman creature.”

During the trial, Balcer was classed as an adult male and was subsequently incarcerated in a male prison. In 2023, Balcer was officially diagnosed with gender dysphoria and was allowed to transfer to a female prison.

This episode of Signs of a Psychopath re-airs Friday at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.

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