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.
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But Shea says the investigation revealed the shooting was no accident.