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Quarrel Over Toilet Paper Leads Man to Kill Brother

December 9, 1986 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A man upset because his younger brother had used six rolls of toilet paper in two days shot and killed him, police say.

Nathan Hicks, 35, was charged Monday with the second-degree murder of his 33-year-old brother Herbert, authorities said. Nathan Hicks confessed to police that the shooting stemmed from an argument over toilet paper.

Hicks, who called police after the shooting Monday, told officers he had bought an eight-roll package of toilet paper on Saturday, and became enraged on Monday because Herbert had used up six of the rolls.

The Hickses quarreled and Nathan took a .22-caliber rifle and shot his brother once in the chest, police said.