SALINA, Kan. | A 14-year-old boy has been charged with fatally shooting his 9-year-old stepbrother at their rural Kansas home.
Saline County Attorney Ellen Mitchell said the 14-year-old was charged today as a juvenile with one count of first-degree premeditated murder in the death of his stepbrother.
She says she is awaiting investigative reports and doesn't know whether she will seek adult charges. A hearing is planned for 9 a.m. Thursday.
County sheriff's Capt. Brian Shea says the older boy called 911 Tuesday afternoon and said he shot his brother accidentally. The two boys were home alone while their parents worked.
But Shea says the investigation revealed the shooting was no accident.