Connecticut man charged with killing older brother

November 13, 2019 GMT

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — A 40-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with killing his older brother inside the home they shared with their mother.

Bethel police on Wednesday charged Matthew O’Dell with murder in the death Monday night of 42-year-old Richard O’Dell.

Police tell The News-Times the men’s mother returned home Monday evening and found her son’s body. She thought he had taken his own life.

Police say Richard O’Dell had been shot several times. They did not disclose a motive.

Matthew O’Dell was apprehended by New Milford police.

Police say Matthew O’Dell had a gun and its ammunition was “consistent with shell casings” recovered at the home.

It’s not clear if Matthew O’Dell has an attorney.


Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com