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13-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Is Charged as an Adult after Confessing He Killed His 16-Year-Old Brother

Jené Liebenberg
Jun 18, 2021
11:50 A.M.
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A 13-year-old boy admitted he killed his older brother before setting him alight. Authorities were called to the scene because of a house fire and found the victim with a hose around his neck.


A 13-year-old Oklahoma teenager is facing charges of first-degree murder, desecration of a human corpse, and arson in the first degree after he confessed to killing his older brother.

On March 6, deputies were called to the scene of a residential fire where they found the body of the 16-year-old victim in the garage. The teenager suffered severe burns and had a hose wrapped around his neck.

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The authorities spoke with the 13-year-old and the victim's 21-year-old brother who was at home playing video games when the incident occurred. The older brother said the 13-year-old came running to call him when the fire alarms went off.

Once the two brothers were outside the burning home, the 21-year-old saw his 16-year-old brother lying in the garage next to a wheelbarrow that was set alight.



Deputies spoke to the brothers again earlier this month, and the 13-year-old boy confessed to killing his older brother and setting the corpse on fire.

Another teenager revealed that his 17-year-old brother was the gunman who shot and killed six members of his family.

It was reported that the 13-year-old admitted he had planned the death with his 16-year-old brother as an assisted suicide a month prior to the killing. Their mother was out of town with another sibling at the time of the incident.



Meanwhile, a community in Washington is also trying to navigate the killing of siblings after an 11-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his older brother last year.

Authorities responded to a call in Renton and found the boy lying on the sidewalk; they later found out his 22-year-old brother stabbed him. A witness shared that the boy was stabbed with a kitchen knife. A neighbor saw the incident and shared:

“I got closer and I just saw all this blood. It literally looked like the kid got into a shower and was just drenched in blood.”



The 22-year-old older sibling involved in the killing was taken into custody while his brother was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he died sometime later.

Law enforcement arrested the brother pending the homicide investigation. The authorities shared that the suspect seems to have a history of mental illness struggles.


In Indianapolis, another teenager revealed that his 17-year-old brother was the gunman who shot and killed six members of his family and left him seriously injured.

The suspect is thought to have had a disagreement with his father, which led to the violent outburst and shooting that left both his parents, three of his siblings, and an unborn baby that was nearly full-term dead.


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