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Boy, 14, caught with family ‘hit list’ after shooting, killing brother, sheriff says

PIKE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA/Grey Information) – Authorities in Alabama say a 14-year-old boy is accused of killing his brother and planning on doing the identical to different members of the family.

Based on Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas, the boy’s 17-year-old brother was discovered useless outdoors the household house Tuesday afternoon.

Thomas stated he interviewed a number of folks, however after they spoke with the sufferer’s 14-year-old brother, the teenager confessed to capturing him from the porch.

The sheriff stated the teenager advised them his brother staggered out of the home earlier than falling to the underside of the again steps.

The unidentified 14-year-old reportedly advised authorities that he dragged his brother’s physique about 60 yards to the again of the property.

Thomas stated nobody else was house on the time of the capturing however the father was questioning the place his different son was upon returning house.

Based on the sheriff, the varsity had the daddy decide up the 14-year-old early the following day as a result of he was performing upset over his brother’s disappearance.

The household looked for the lacking brother after they returned house, and that’s when the daddy discovered his son’s physique and referred to as regulation enforcement.

Thomas stated investigators discovered that the 14-year-old confided to a good friend at college that he had killed his brother.

“He then requested his good friend to assist him homicide the remainder of his household and assist him bury their our bodies,” the sheriff’s workplace shared in a information launch. “The good friend additionally acknowledged the 14-year-old had a success listing in his bookbag of members of the family he wished to kill and made statements about eager to shoot up the varsity.”

The sheriff stated they searched the boy’s bag and located that listing. The 14-year-old was taken into custody and has been charged with homicide.

“We’re very lucky and blessed we wouldn’t have extra casualties on account of a 14-year-old gaining access to a weapon,” Thomas stated.

The sheriff thanked the Pike County college system and district lawyer’s workplace for its assist in the investigation.

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