Teen kills brother due to TV Show Dexter on Showtime: Art imitating Life, or is it the other way around?

September 29, 2010

Damn, the similarities are evident. Dude has a look in his eyes that say that he really doesn't care about the consequences.

This is some real Cain and Abel ish.  How do you kill your younger brother like that? I know they can be annoying, but to end his life is to say that you have no compassion for family.

Andrew Conley, Indiana teen who allegedly murdered brother, inspired by television show ‘Dexter’

BY ALIYAH SHAHID
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:54 AM

He blamed it on “Dexter.”

A southern Indiana teen, who allegedly strangled his 10-year-old brother to death, said he was inspired by the television serial killer character Dexter.

How is a show about a killer inspiring?  What makes that something that you would want to emulate, especially on your family?

Andrew Conley pleaded guilty on Monday to killing his younger sibling, Conner, last November.

Police said after the gruesome murder, Conley — 17 years old at the time — packed his brother’s body into the trunk of his car and drove to his girlfriend’s house to watch a movie.

This is the cold blooded part.  He loaded the body in the truck like a sack of potatoes.  Then, concerned with his own hedonistic needs, he makes the booty call to snuggle and get some action, while watching a movie.  Now that you have plead guilty, the only snuggling you are going to do is when Bubba is braining your hair, getting you ready for the D@#* down you get in prison.  You seem a little frail.  I hope you are pumping iron.

The teen told police that he identified with Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, in the Showtime television series about a police blood-spatter analyst who is also a serial killer.

Hall won a Golden Globe for the character, but the show has been criticized for being too violent by the Parents Television Council.

“I felt like I had to,” said Conley, who lives in the small town of Rising Sun.

According to ABC, he compared the urge to kill with a hungry person craving a hamburger, and said he fantasized about killing people since he was in the eighth grade.

This is a Hawkins burger. This is something to fantacize about. the killing? Not so much... Yes, that it Pastrami and a hot link on top as well...See, the things dreams are made of. Dream of killing this gigantic burger are normal and okay

How do you start having fantasies of death of others in the 8th grade?  What were you watching as a kid?

Police said on the morning of Conner’s murder Conley told authorities that he also contemplated killing his sleeping father.

According to The Associated Press, prosecutors plan on seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Conley cannot face the death penalty because he was under 18 when the crime was committed. Defense attorneys are supposed to argue that Conley was insane at the time of the murder.

This isn’t the first murder tied to “Dexter.” In 2008, a 29-year-old Canadian filmmaker, Mark Twitchell, was charged with murdering a man based on a storyline from the show.

Damn, son, get it together.  What you see in the movies and TV does not have to be mimicked.

3 Responses to “Teen kills brother due to TV Show Dexter on Showtime: Art imitating Life, or is it the other way around?”

  1. tophatal said

    Steve

    What else is there to expect when it’s happening in Hoosier country ? Can I blame ‘Jersey Shore’ if I lay ‘the wood’ to the girlfriend and her best friend inside of 48 hours ? I just need to know should that scenario ever crop up ?

    tophatal …. 🙂

  2. palebunny said

    What did serial killers or rapists have fantasies about PRIOR to the advent of television and porno? They have always existed.

    Neither television or movies or video games or music can make people turn into sociopaths, murderers or rapists.

    • Steve said

      Porno has always existed as well. Go back to the days of Caligula.

      We will have to disagree on this one. People with suggestive personalities are easily persuaded to do things. The art of watching Dexter convinced this country bumpkin to kill.

      While the show doesn’t have the power to turn you or I into a raving killer, the show can give people fantasies, which this fool acted out.

      Thanks for coming to the blog…

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