Man, 21, & # 39; annoyed his 15-year-old brother was in the house, slapped him in the head, cracked his skull, and killed him & # 39;
- Authorities arrested Tyler M. Kiger, 21, for an involuntary homicide charge
- He was charged with the death of his brother, Michael Kiger, 15
- Michael died a few hours after Tyler allegedly hit his head
- An autopsy showed that Michael had a fractured skull that led to bleeding in his brain
- Police said the incident occurred after Michael was upset that his vaping device had been taken from him
- The father of the brothers said in a Facebook video that the incident was not intentional
An Indiana man was accused of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly beating his 15-year-old brother, who later died, in the head because he fought inside.
La Porte County Sheriff & # 39; s Office said in a statement posted on Facebook that Tyler M. Kiger, 21, from La Porte, Indiana, was arrested on June 18 and charged with the level five crime related to the death of his brother, Michael Kiger, 15.
Tyler is accused of beating Michael on the head at their great-grandmother's house, giving the teenager a broken skull that led to his death the next day.
Authorities killed Tyler Kiger, 21, with involuntary manslaughter, after allegedly slapping his brother in the head, breaking his skull and leading him to his death the next day
An autopsy determined that Michael Kiger (photo), 15, died after suffering a fractured skull that led to bleeding in his brain. His death was declared murder
At a preliminary hearing, police told a judge that Michael had called 911 on the evening of June 7 to report that he had been beaten by his brother & # 39; and & # 39; complained of pain on his head & # 39; and said he had a hard time hearing from one of his ears, according to a recording obtained by the Northwest Indiana Times.
Michael was said to be & # 39; very panic & # 39; and & # 39; emotional & # 39; was during the telephone conversation, but by the time the police and first responders arrived at the home of the great-grandmother of the brothers in LaPorte County, his speech began to slow down.
Michael is said to have shouted and shouted at the start of the 911 call, but when the authorities arrived, he told the coordinator that he wanted to "fall asleep".
Police said Michael & # 39; s great-grandmother, who was not mentioned, refused permission to give first responders access to his condition or to take him to the hospital. Instead, Michael was taken to the house where his mother was staying.
Authorities said that Tyler (left) told them that he had hit Michael (right) on the left side of the head with his right fist. Police said the incident started because Michael was angry that his vaping device had been taken from him
About four or five hours later, on June 8, Michael was found unresponsive in the house.
First aid workers were unable to breathe new life into him at home and he was declared dead in the hospital.
When Tyler arrived at the hospital, he would have told the police that he had used his right fist to hit Michael on the left side of his head. Michael & # 39; s injury would have been on the left.
An autopsy showed that a fractured skull had led to a bleeding in his brain. It was determined that he died of a blunt head trauma and his death was ruled as murder.
Police said the incident had started because Michael was upset that his fume machine had been taken from him.
Ron Papke, the father of the brothers, went to Facebook with a live video that was posted on June 15 and said that Michael & # 39; s death was unintended.
& # 39; The truth of this issue is that this was a case of two brothers coming in – two brothers coming in like two brothers would – but this time it didn't end well, & # 39; said Papke, according to the newspaper.
He said he posted the video because he wanted & # 39; people to know the truth & # 39 ;.
Michael & # 39; s death announcement noted that the teen & # 39; was very energetic, pleasant, and sometimes irritating. He had a heart for animals, especially his pet chickens. He enjoyed making money and some people knew him as & # 39; Money Mike & # 39 ;. & # 39;
Tyler received a $ 15,000 cash bond and was scheduled for a first hearing on Friday.
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