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November 25, 2014

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Details emerge in teen’s slaying; murder charge filed against victim’s brother

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Turner Bronson

A defiant 15-year-old, apparently tired of nagging by his older brother to get his life together, is charged with first-degree murder after police said he shot his brother in the head last week in front of the boys’ mother.

Prosecutors today filed the charge against Turner Craig Bronson, 15, Las Vegas, in Las Vegas Township Justice Court. They want to try the boy as an adult.

According to a Metro Police arrest report released today, the boys’ mother, Wendy Bronson, was resting in her room Thursday when she heard the familiar sound of Turner, 15, and Clayton, 18, fighting.

She went to the hallway and saw Clayton clutching his stomach. He told her Turner had shot him. Wendy Bronson called 911 to report the shooting at their home in the 7400 block of Arcadia Bluff Court, and then waited with her wounded son in the dining room, the report said.

Moments later, Turner returned with the handgun, walked up to Clayton and shot him in the head, the report says.

According to the arrest report, Turner and Clayton had been fighting for the last several months because Clayton kept telling Turner he needed to get his life together.

On the day of the fatal fight, Wendy Bronson had told Turner he was being sent to a 45-day wilderness camp in Texas the following day. Turner told his mother he didn’t want to go, the report said. Later that day, the two brothers got into another fight, this time because Turner wanted to go to his girlfriend’s home, and Clayton reminded him that he wasn’t allowed.

The fight escalated when Clayton asked his mother to grab his tablet from Turner’s room. The mother broke the fight up and went to her room, when they picked the fight back up again, the report said.

It was then that Wendy Bronson heard the first gunshot.

After the second shot to his brother’s head, Turner paced around the home and then waited on the couch for police to arrive. During the investigation he had difficulties answering questions and would smile and chuckle at inappropriate times, the report said.

After the interview, police booked Turner Bronson into Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

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