14-Year-Old Accused of Fatally Shooting Brother, 17, Had ‘Hit List’ of Other Family Members, Police Say

A 14-year-old boy with a family "hit list" has been charged with killing his older brother in Alabama.
A 14-year-old boy with a household “hit checklist” has been charged with killing his older brother in Alabama. .Photograph:

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A 14-year-old boy from Alabama who allegedly confessed to fatally taking pictures his brother, 17, was in possession of a “hit checklist” detailing different relations he deliberate to kill, based on police.

On Wednesday, native information outlet WAKA 8 reported that the Pike County teen was in custody after allegedly killing his older brother on Tuesday. Sheriff Russell Thomas of Pike County Sheriff’s Workplace advised the outlet that authorities had found a “hit checklist” of targets, together with members of his household and a college.

Thomas advised WAKA 8 that through the investigation authorities had “realized by a buddy of his, that he had truly had successful checklist to kill his relations… an in depth checklist of who, the place, how, whether or not it could be straightforward or troublesome.”The sheriff mentioned authorities had “searched the residence and his e book bag, and did, in truth, discover the hit checklist,” including that the boy “meant to shoot up the college, which is Pike County Excessive College.”

Native information retailers WDHN, WSFA 12 Information and NBC Information additionally reported that police say the “hit checklist” additionally included the names of relations that the teenager allegedly had intentions to kill.

“He had already proved that he would kill and we have been very, very lucky — and blessed — that he didn’t perform his plans, and that we have been in a position to intervene and cease all of this,” Thomas additionally mentioned, per WAKA 8.

Sheriff: Alabama boy, 14, killed brother, had family list
Sheriff Russell Thomas and Pike County District Legal professional James Tarbox converse throughout a Wednesday press convention.

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The suspect allegedly confessed to murdering his brother — who had been lacking since Monday — throughout an interview with Thomas on Tuesday, based on NBC Information.“He said his brother bought up and staggered out of the residence and out the again door, the place he then fell on the backside of the steps. He dragged him about 60 yards to the again of the property,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned, per the outlet.Authorities mentioned that the 2 boys’ father found the elder boy’s physique on Tuesday after accumulating his youthful son from faculty, per NBC Information.

The boy “made disturbing and threatening statements to a number of college students” earlier than his arrest, Pike County District Legal professional James Tarbox mentioned in a press convention shared within the WSFA 12 report on Wednesday. 

Thomas added through the press convention that whereas one other scholar was taking a check, “he was so bothered” by what the 14-year-old had said, he finally “reported it to the instructor, who then relayed the knowledge on to the administration.”

Pike County Sheriff’s Workplace didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for touch upon the case.

Pike County Board of Training Superintendent Dr. Mark Bazzell issued a press launch on Wednesday the place he mentioned that the teenager “was instantly faraway from the college.”

“Subsequently, this scholar has been arrested in reference to the demise of a member of the family at residence occurring Monday, October 2, 2023,” Bazzell continued. “The varsity system is cooperating with native legislation enforcement on this on-going investigation.Bazzell added that though there was “no proof of a risk” to any of his colleges, “out of an abundance of warning, the Pike County College System has requested an elevated legislation enforcement presence on the Brundidge campuses. The Pike County College System wish to specific its deepest condolences to the household and buddies impacted by this tragic occasion.”

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