11 year old indiana murder

11 year old indiana murder

11 year old indiana murder. An 11-year-old Indiana boy has been charged with the murder of his six-year-old brother, making him the youngest person to face a murder charge in the state in 90 years.

According to the police, two boys were alone in a home in Morgan County, on Thursday when the younger child was shot in the head. Andrew's 11-year-old brother, who was the only other person at home at the time of the shooting, called 911 to report the incident, ABC News reported.
The boy will be charged as a juvenile with murder and criminal recklessness, Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega has said.

Initial reports from the sheriff's office indicated that the boy's shooting was an accident, but Sonnega hinted differently.

"There are cases where what you first believe to be true isn't necessarily where the evidence takes you. There are lots of things we need to find out. We've got to err on the side of safety, and we have to act appropriately," said Sonnega.

"Murder can be knowingly or intentionally. There is a slight difference. Knowingly means when you engage in conduct you know there is a high probability of the outcome," he added.

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