Teenager bludgeons 10-year-old sister to death in her sleep after 'quarreling over a tablet'
The teenager confessed to the murder which happened after his sister told him to stop playing video games on the tablet and sought the device to study
A 15-year-old boy has allegedly killed his sister with a hammer while she was sleeping after an argument over use of a computer device. The incident happened in the city of Taraz, northern Kazakhstan when the duo was arguing over the use of their computer tablet. Aleksey has reportedly admitted to killing his sister in her sleep after the row. The date of the incident is not known, but local media reports claimed that the ten-year-old victim, named Luda, was allegedly hammered to death in her sleep by Aleksey at her home. The girl was found with a broken skull and died from horrific injuries before paramedics arrived at the scene.
The neighbors of the children said that before the incident the brother-sister duo had a fight in the courtyard near their house over the use of the computer tablet. “I heard them quarreling over a tablet and saw Aleksey carrying a hammer in his hand,” Shynar Myrzakhmetova, a woman living next door, told local media as reported by The Daily Mail.
According to reports, the suspect was a gamer, and Luda was asking for the device to study. But it ensued into an argument, resulting in Aleksey attacking his sister at night in her sleep by smashing a hammer into her head multiple times. After committing the crime, the teen allegedly carried the girl’s body and dumped it in the street near his neighbors’ fence. He then reportedly changed his clothes and informed his parents about Luda’s “disappearance”.
The local media said that Aleksey’s information regarding his sister led their parents to search for the girl. The accused also “actively helped” helped them in the search, however, later he led them to the body before his parents called authorities. “The girl's head was crushed. A part of the skull fell off when paramedics lifted up her head,” a neighbor identified as Kristina Gosteva said.
A criminal case has been launched against Aleksey who confessed to the crime to law enforcement. If found guilty, he would face up to 15 years in prison. “The hammer along with the suspect's T-shirt and his shoes covered with the victim's blood were discovered in the house. During interrogation, he said that he killed the girl because 'she p***** him off',” Ardak Madimarov, the head deputy of the criminal investigations department said.
While Zhandos Mametkulov, the head deputy of a local police department, added: “The girl died from injuries not compatible with life before paramedics arrived at the scene. Her brother confessed to the crime in full and was taken into custody.”
A similar kind of incident happened in Georgia when an 18-year-old boy strangled his sister to death over an argument about the WiFi password. Kevon Watkins was sentenced to life in prison in August 2019 after he strangled his sister Alexus Breanna Watkins, 20, to death in their Macon home on February 2, 2018.
Kevon, who was 16 at the time of the incident, had reportedly changed the WiFi password of the internet service at home so that he could play video games, and his family members could not access it and slow down the network.
A row erupted over the change of password and he and Kevon’s mother entered into a heated argument. But Alexus got afraid that he was going to physically harm their mother, she joined in the fight and resulted in getting into a scuffle with her brother. Unable to separate the siblings, their mother ended up alerting the police. At some point during their fight, Kevon got his sister into a chokehold and held her down on the ground for approximately 15 minutes. He only released her from his grip once the police arrived at the scene and ordered him to step away from the victim.