The 13-year-old boy must be tried as an adult for shooting and murdering his brother while they were playing
The Pennsylvania boy, 13, will be tried as an adult for killing his 9-year-old brother in the head when he refused to meet his ‘demands’ during a police and robbery game
- A 13-year-old boy from Pennsylvania reportedly shot his 9-year-old brother in the head during a police and robbery game killing him
- Waynesboro’s Brayden Leroy Wright is tried as an adult with first-degree murder and second-degree aggravation attack and was denied bail
- The teenager told the police that he became angry during the game when his brother ‘did not follow his orders’
- It led to him shooting his younger brother in the back of his mind while watching videos on the phone
- Wright used one of his dad’s loaded 9mm pistols stored in a bank console
- The teenager said he knew the gun was in the living room and loaded
A 13-year-old boy from Pennsylvania has to be tried as an adult after shooting his nine-year-old brother in the head and killing him in a police and robber game that had gone horribly wrong.
Brayden Leroy Wright of Waynesboro was denied bail after being charged with first degree murder and second degree assault.
Brayden and his brother are said to have played together around 6 o’clock on Wednesday morning.
A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy, Brayden Leroy Wright, allegedly shot his 9-year-old brother, pictured, in the head during a police and robbery game and killed him
The boys’ father, Mark Snyder, explained the presence of unsecured and loaded weapons in the home as “for home protection.” The boys’ three sisters are supervised
The teenager told officers that he was going to get one of the two loaded 9mm pistols his father kept in the living room couch to use during the game.
Brayden said he got angry when his brother “didn’t follow his orders” in the game.
He told the police how he then put the gun to the back of his head while lying on the couch watching YouTube videos and ended up pulling the trigger.
Brayden admitted during an interview with the police that he knew there was a bullet in the gun’s chamber.
Law enforcement in Pennsylvania outside the Snyder family home on Wednesday
Brayden’s further kinship pressed the barrel of the gun to the left side of the victim’s head and squeezed the trigger. (He) said he did this because the victim did not follow his orders while playing police and robbers. He admitted to being angry with the victim for not listening to him, “he said during a police interview
The youngster was fatally injured. The bullet went through the nine-year-old boy’s skull.
The boys’ father, Mark Snyder, explained the presence of unsecured and loaded weapons in the home as “for home protection.”
After shooting his brother, Brayden put the gun back on the couch and called 911 to report a fall, according to the affidavit.
The boys’ guardians will not be charged from Sunday. Brayden will appear in court on Monday for a preliminary hearing
By the time the ambulance came home, the boy was bleeding profusely and had cardiac arrest.
He later died at Waynesboro Hospital as a result of his injuries.
A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family with their legal and funeral expenses, along with counseling for the other children in the family, including the boys’ three sisters.
“Yesterday changed our lives forever. Not only have we lost a 9-year-old precious little boy, but we could potentially lose his 13-year-old brother, ” says the fundraising site.
The boys’ guardians were not charged from Sunday.
Brayden will appear in court on Monday for a preliminary hearing.