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Teenager kills autistic brother with sword and baseball bat

By Mason White 12:49 PM January 20, 2017
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teenage boy killed his brother with a sword and baseball bat before going into his room to watch television, according to police in Arkansas.

Carroll County police said that they have arrested the 17-year-old boy, who was not identified, after he admitted to killing his brother and setting his family’s home on fire.

The boy has been charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder and arson. The boy was booked into jail, and he is being held without bail.

According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday, Robert and Jennifer Keever came home to find their son, 21-year-old Alex Santiago, dead with a sword sticking out of his body.

They found their 17-year-old son watching television in the bedroom. They called the police, who arrived at the home and found the victim lying dead in the residence.

When the questioned the suspect, the 17-year-old boy admitted to killing his autistic brother with the sword and baseball bat.

Police recovered both weapons. After killing his brother, the boy took a shower and then went into his room to watch television.

The boy also admitted to an attempted murder, saying that several months ago, he locked his brother into a room and poured gasoline before setting a fire.