15-Year-Old Killed Siblings: Stabbed Younger Brothers To Death; What Happened In West Point, Utah Murder?

By Philip Ross on May 24, 2013 10:23 AM EDT

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A 15-year-old killed his siblings in Utah, according to local reports. Authorities have recovered the weapon (not pictured) used in the slaying. (Photo: Reuters)

A 15-year-old killed his siblings in West Point, Utah, according to local news sources. The minor allegedly stabbed his two younger brothers to death, one aged 4 and one aged 10. The mother discovered the body of her 4-year-old son in their home on Thursday and rushed to find the other kids, Web Pro News reports.

After discovering the body of the first child, the Utah mother then called the police, who later found the body of her 10-year-old son. The 15-year-old who murdered his siblings had fled, but authorities caught up to him and apprehended the teen late Thursday night.

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Local source ABC 4 reported on the grisly incident, and, according to the news outlet, it was obvious that the two younger siblings died from knife wounds. Apparently, the 15-year-old who killed his siblings was the only biological son of the mother and father, who serves in the military and is based in the U.S.; the younger siblings were adopted.

Authorities said that the 15-year-old acted alone. The minor, who attended West Point Junior High, has been taken to a Davis County juvenile facility.

IDesign Times reports that the oldest brother, who allegedly killed his two younger siblings, was found about five miles away in Layton, Utah, a city just southeast of West Point, with blood stains on him. According to CNN, the boy wasn't carrying any weapons when police caught up to him, although police have unearthed the two weapons believed to have been used in the stabbing of the two younger siblings.

The whole incident had local law enforcement really shaken up.

"You see a lot of things," Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson said. "But it's hard to walk in [the house]."

The 15-year-old who killed his siblings faces two homicide charges. Authorities have not yet determined a motive.

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