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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:39 PM

A 13-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult For Shooting And Killing His Brother While Playing

A 13-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult For Shooting And Killing His Brother While Playing Cops And Robbers

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/13-year-old-cops-robbers-brother-shot-kill-dads-gun



A 13-year-old boy in Pennsylvania will be tried as an adult for fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother in the head, according to online court dockets.

Brayden Leroy Wright of Waynesboro was charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal homicide and second-degree aggravated assault. He was denied bail.

According to a state police arrest affidavit obtained by the Patriot-News, Brayden shot his brother as they were playing cops and robbers at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

The 13-year-old told arresting officer Erica Polcha that he retrieved one of the two loaded 9mm handguns that their father kept in the living room couch to use during the game. The boys' father, Mark Snyder, later told police that he kept the guns loaded and unsecured "for home protection."

Polcha said that Brayden told her he became angry when his brother "was not complying with his commands" in the game. Brayden then reportedly put the muzzle of the gun to the back of his sibling's head as he lay on the couch watching YouTube videos.


When playing cop becomes a little too real. We can't forget that COVID isn't the only thing mercilessly killing Americans.

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Reply A 13-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult For Shooting And Killing His Brother While Playing (Original post)
IronLionZion Jul 2020 OP
Lars39 Jul 2020 #1
spanone Jul 2020 #3
RKP5637 Jul 2020 #5
TreasonousBastard Jul 2020 #7
tblue37 Jul 2020 #22
3catwoman3 Jul 2020 #2
Moostache Jul 2020 #4
angrychair Jul 2020 #9
angrychair Jul 2020 #6
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #11
xmas74 Jul 2020 #27
riversedge Jul 2020 #12
unblock Jul 2020 #8
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #13
TDale313 Jul 2020 #10
mike_c Jul 2020 #14
Crunchy Frog Jul 2020 #15
USALiberal Jul 2020 #16
2naSalit Jul 2020 #18
JI7 Jul 2020 #23
BannonsLiver Jul 2020 #34
Sugarcoated Jul 2020 #17
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #19
lapfog_1 Jul 2020 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2020 #21
JI7 Jul 2020 #24
stopdiggin Jul 2020 #25
Xolodno Jul 2020 #26
winstars Jul 2020 #28
Skittles Jul 2020 #29
dansolo Jul 2020 #30
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2020 #32
lunasun Jul 2020 #31
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2020 #33

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:41 PM

1. Why hasn't the father been arrested?!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:43 PM

3. ⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:46 PM

5. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:47 PM

7. Dunno. Other accounts say "the guardians have not been arrested" But it's early yet.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:10 AM

22. This! nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:43 PM

2. The dumbass father should be tried.

He kept the guns in the couch?! Jesus H!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:44 PM

4. Excuse me, why is that FATHER not in jail right now?

Loaded unsecured weapons and a son that somewhere, somehow learned the ins and outs of gangland assassinations by shooting someone at point blank range in the back of the head?

That sick motherfucking excuse for a father is the one who should be on trial for contributing to the delinquency, aiding and abetting murder one and child abuse.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:49 PM

9. What the child did

Can be learned on any episode of Cops.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:46 PM

6. So, let me get this straight

A child is charged as an "adult" for using his father's unsecured and loaded handgun, while playing, but no actual adults were charged with any crimes?

This is completely insane.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:49 PM

11. What is the crime?

serious question. Since the local prosecutor there would stupid not to charge the dumbass parents with something

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:28 AM

27. Neglect

I'd think a delinquency charge could be thrown in there, depending on the gun laws in that state. I'd like to hope for accomplice but that won't happen.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:50 PM

12. yes, insane.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:47 PM

8. A safe house is one with things that can kill you just laying about unsecured.

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Response to unblock (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:50 PM

13. That house was super safe

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:49 PM

10. Charge the father, too.

I mean, yes, the child is clearly dangerous and needs to be separated from society. I’m not in favor of trying children as adults, but this was intentional and he was certainly old enough to understand that what he was doing was wrong and what pulling that trigger meant. I’d much rather see him get mental health treatment. But seriously, the father bears some responsibility as well. Keeping an unsecured, loaded gun in the house with kids is criminal negligence.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:04 PM

14. this is tangential, but...

...I belong to several woodworking groups on Facebook and a common topic is building furniture that incorporates secret gun stashes where weapons can be hidden but immediately accessible. No way to secure the weapons, like a gun safe-- the goal is to keep them unsecured but hidden, instantly ready for "home defense." Coffee tables with tops that lift to reveal hidden compartments and hollow wall shelves are popular variations.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:09 PM

15. It's the father who needs to be arrested and charged with murder.

They're just using the kid as a scapegoat for the consequences of an adult's gun negligence.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:10 PM

16. More details.....

The 13-year-old told arresting officer Erica Polcha that he retrieved one of the two loaded 9mm handguns that their father kept in the living room couch to use during the game. The boys' father, Mark Snyder, later told police that he kept the guns loaded and unsecured "for home protection."

Polcha said that Brayden told her he became angry when his brother "was not complying with his commands" in the game. Brayden then reportedly put the muzzle of the gun to the back of his sibling's head as he lay on the couch watching YouTube videos.

According to the affidavit, Brayden told police that he was aware the gun was loaded when he pointed it at his brother's head and pulled the trigger. The bullet, investigators said, went through the 9-year-old boy's skull and out the other side of his head.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:24 PM

18. That last part...

yikes.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:11 AM

23. So if they did not have guns in the house maybe he would have used his hands and pushed him and they

get into a fight with each other like many brothers do . It could be really bad but instant death would be less likely .

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:37 AM

34. The kid is obviously deeply disturbed

I say arrest the father and lock him up but this kid probably shouldn’t be allowed to live outside a mental institution ever again either.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:11 PM

17. Omg...

It's the gun nut PARENTS who should be held responsible....WTF?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:44 PM

19. No words. Not a single one. nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:06 AM

20. The good news is that he passed the early

aptitude test for entering the local police academy

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:08 AM

21. Trying a 13 year old as an adult is not what a decent country should ever do.

And of course, decent countries don't have people keeping guns loaded and unsecured.

The father is the one who should be tried.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:13 AM

24. I guess the father is enjoying his freedom. His one son killed the other son but that's freedom

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:00 AM

25. more than one thing wrong here

said with some confidence, without knowing a great deal of detail. the barest sketch provides more than enough ...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:11 AM

26. Remember when....

...being tried as an adult was the rarest of occasions, usually for extraneous and hideous crimes, like murdering your whole family in cold blood...including your three year old sister? And usually the person in question was at least 17?

But now, getting a kid tried as an adult is a Resume builder for any aspiring prosecutor. What a sick society we have become.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:02 AM

28. His age is unreal. But when I read "Cops and Robbers" I guessed immediately who killed who.

Scary.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:15 AM

29. this is ridiculous

a 13 yr old IS A CHILD

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:46 AM

30. Another link - this story is very disturbing

https://www.therecordherald.com/news/20200709/boy-gets-loaded-gun-from-couch-kills-little-brother-during-cops-and-robbers-police-say

What I'd like to know is why the two kids were home alone at 6 in the morning. And the whole "cops and robbers" thing is a stupid thing to fixate on, because it sounds like the brother wasn't even playing with him. He just grabbed the gun and shot his brother because he wouldn't play with him. Then he hid the gun and called 911 and said that his brother was hurt in a fall. The kid sounds like a psychopath.

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Response to dansolo (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:36 AM

32. "What I'd like to know is why the two kids were home alone at 6 in the morning."

At 13 and 9? Absent other issues, I don't see a problem.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:34 AM

31. Wait playing cops +robbers and brother "was not complying with his commands" in the game so

he shot him ?
Wonder what his daddy has been saying while on the couch watching some of the protests and events on TV lately , if he ever pulled the gun from the couch to make a point he would have shot them all or something

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:36 AM

33. No one is going to get the help they need in this situation, unfortunately.

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