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15-year-old boy kills his brother because he wanted brother’s girlfriend all to himself

By Mason White 2:35 PM April 3, 2016
Dakota Thornton 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A 15-year-old boy was arrested after he killed his older brother over a girl.

Dakota Thornton of Pennsylvania, shot and killed his 18-year-old brother because he wanted to be with his brother’s girlfriend, police said.

Dakota was charged as an adult with criminal homicide and possessing an instrument of crime.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said that Thornton shot his brother, Dominick, at his home in Williamstown, shortly before 2:00 a.m.

“The brothers were having a dispute as both were romantically interested in this young girl and that ultimately led murder,” Marsico said.

When police arrived, the 15-year-old boy put his hands up and said: “I shot my brother.”

Thornton told police that he “shot and killed his brother because they were both interested in the same girl,” police said.