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Conner Conley, 10, Allegedly Beaten to Death by His 17-Year-Old Brother

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11:05 am

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Andrew Conley thought he was Dexter, but he forgot the part about only killing bad guys
UPDATE: A prosecutor calls Andrew Conley "evil," and once you read his confession, it's hard to disagree. See update after the jump...

10-year-old Connor Conley was spending time at an aunt's house in Rising Sun, Indiana when his 17-year-old brother came to pick him up. Hours later the brother -- who has yet to be named -- turned himself into police.

The boy led to detectives to a wooded area behind Rising Sun Elementary School. That's where they found Connor's dumped body. The brother has reportedly confessed to killing him...

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Connor's body was dumped behind the Rising Sun Elementary School
Police aren't saying what the motive was or how the boy was killed. But since the 17-year-old has been initially charged with battery causing serious bodily injury, it sounds like the Connor was beaten to death.

The slaying has naturally been a shock to this tiny town of 2,500 people. Connor was just a fifth grader at Ohio County Middle School. Though something obviously turned very wrong between the brothers, there's no indication of why the little boy was killed. We'll keep you posted.

UPDATE: Andrew Conley thought of himself as the serial killer from Dexter, thought about killing his dad as well.


17-year-old Andrew Conley told detectives he thought of himself as the serial killer from the Showtime series Dexter, about a mild-mannered guy who goes around killing bad guys. But if you believe his confession, he's just a twisted little bastard fascinated with murder -- a lot like Alyssa Bustamante.

Police say that after picking up his 10-year-old brother, he put him in a chokehold for about 20 minutes, stuffed Conner in his trunk, then dumped him behind an elementary school. The next morning, he says he stood over his sleeping father with a knife, contemplating murdering him as well, but for some reason decided not to.

He went to police that night to confess to his crimes.

Prosecutors say he's shown no emotion or remorse for killing his little brother.

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It's hard to tell if Andrew Conley is really evil, or just another moron romanticizing the Dexter show in real life
UPDATE II: Andrew Conley says he had a thirst for murder since the 8th grade, just like Dexter.

So says the affidavit from his confession. And according to Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard, "This is an evil child."

Conley told police that killing his little brother satisfied his thirst the same way eating a hamburger satisfies one's hunger. Since the 8th grade, he's had thoughts about cutting people's throats. That's what made him feel "just like" Dexter.

"Like I had to," he says in his affidavit, "like when people have something like they are hungry and there is a hamburger sitting there and they knew they had to have it and I was sitting there and it just happened."

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Andrew admits Conner Conley begged for his life before he was killed
According to police, the two brothers were wrestling while their parents were at work. Andrew put Conner in a headlock until he passed out. Then Andrew dragged his body to the kitchen, put on gloves, and choked him for another 20 minutes until blood began to flow from the young boy's nose and mouth.

Andrew then put a plastic bag over his brother's head, tied it with electrical tape, and dragged the body to his car. He smashed his head on the ground a few times for good measure before throwing Conner in the trunk.

Andrew then drove to his girlfriend's house to give her a sweetheart ring. She says he "seemed happy, more happy than she had seen him in a while." And he did all this with his brother's body still in the trunk.

It's hard to know what to make of his Dexter claims. Andrew was an A and B high school student, so he certainly was mentally stable enough to navigate a teen's world. But it's hard to tell if he's really the evil kid police say, or just another moron romanticizing what he sees on TV.


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