Teen Charged With Smothering 5-Year-Old Brother
EYOTA (AP) -- A 17-year-old old is charged in juvenile court with killing his 5-year-old brother in Olmsted County.
A charging document says the Eyota teen pinched his brother's nose shut and held his hand over his mouth so he would stop ``crying and throwing a fit.''
The boy was taken by ambulance to a Rochester hospital June 1 and declared dead a short time later.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office said the boy's brain suffered swelling consistent with being deprived oxygen by smothering.
The teen is charged with second-degree murder and domestic assault. He faces a hearing Wednesday in Olmsted County District Court.
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