Indiana teenager Andrew Conley told his girlfriend that he wanted to be just like Showtime's serial killer Dexter just a few weeks before murdering his 10-year-old brother.
The 18-year-old pled guilty to the crime and received his sentence of life in prison without parole from Ohio Circuit Judge James Humphrey this week.
"He deserved life, and that's what he got," said Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. It was believed that he dwelled on the "horrendous and personal nature of the killing."
The crime was truly sick! Conley chocked his brother while they were playing until he passed out. Then, he took him into the kitchen, put on gloves and proceeded to strangle him for 20 minutes. He put two plastic bags over his head to continue the suffocation and repeatedly banged the boy's head on the ground before loading him in the trunk of his car.
With his brother still in the car, Conley drove to his girlfriend's house and gave her a promise ring!
He joked with his parents and asked his father for condoms the following morning and never admitted to the crime. Conley also admitting to standing over his father's bed and considered cutting his throat while he was sleeping.
"He was a 17-year-old boy and there was evidence of mental illness," said defense attorney John Watson. "It seems to me that some of that could be interpreted differently by different folks."
Conley is likely to appeal the sentence.
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