Late Tuesday night Cincinnati Police arrested a 16-year-old boy and charged him with murdering his 17-year-old brother in their Hyde Park home.
Police were initially called to the Hyde Park Square just before 1pm, on a report that was both strange and frightening. "Somebody reported that [a teenager] was seen washing blood off himself in the fountain," Lt. Kurt Byrd says. The first police reports said the teenager said someone had been beaten to death with a baseball bat.
Police say the teen took them to his home, five blocks away on Berry Avenue. There they found the boy's older brother, Johnny Warrington, dead. Warrington was a student at Summit-Country Day High School and was just days away from graduation.
His younger brother is charged with murder as a juvenile. Fox 19 News has a policy of not reporting the name of juvenile suspects. The boy will go before a judge to determine if he should be charged as an adult.
News of the vicious murder jolted the upscale neighborhood. "We were just out back grilling out last night and felt safe," Shannon Senger says, "now it's just surprising that someone was killed next door."