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18 Year Old Nigerian Man Arrested in NY for Killing Brother & Beating Mother into a Coma

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An 18-year-old Nigerian man who is based in Long Island, New York, was arrested over the weekend for killing his 15-year-old brother and beating his mother into a coma.

The man, Charles Okonkwo Jr., 18, has reportedly had a history of psychiatric problems.

He has been charged for assaulting his mother, Chinwe Okonkwo, however; he is yet to be charged for the death of Bradley Okonkwo, his brother, Daily Mail reports.

Bradley and Chinwe Okonkwo Bella Naija

Bradley & Chinwe Okonkwo

Charles’ father had just returned from a hospital visit on Saturday, when he discovered Bradley, dead in his bedroom. He then found his wife on the garage floor, laying down unconscious, surrounded by a pool of her own blood.

Mrs Okonkwo, who is a respected medical doctor, suffered severe facial fractures and brain swelling. She is said to be in critical condition.

It is unclear how Bradley died – medical examiners are still carrying out tests to find out.

Charles has reportedly admitted to “hurting” his mother and brother.

Speaking on the incident, a friend of the Okonkwo family, Lawrence Monwe, said: ‘This is very tragic. No one saw it coming…This was the perfect family you wouldn’t expect it to happen to.”

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20 Comments

  1. POSHILLA!!

    July 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    HIAN!! OKWA NDI IGBO BIKONU!

  2. hica

    July 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    wow.such a pity…rip to d dead..

  3. Joan85

    July 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Such a sad story…mental health is real mehn.
    P.S. BN, biko he is American. Not sure why we are claiming this one too. Afterall, Oyibo too will deny you once you do something bad…

    • Joan85

      July 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Sorry, I meant “mental illness”

    • Naomi

      July 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

      So Nigerians don’t commit crimes is what youre saying ?

  4. RS

    July 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Awusubiliah

  5. Tony

    July 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Its really a pity. May his soul rest in peace and let mother recover.

  6. SANDY

    July 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    THE COW SHOULD BE BUTCHERED…GOD…what a world

  7. Ty

    July 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The world is sure coming to an end.

  8. Ada

    July 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Wat exactly is happening this das?Lord ve mercy!

  9. eve

    July 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    what kind of mental illness could it be? Please people should devote their children to God ( Im a french speaker please excuse my english)

    • Ona

      July 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      This is the kind of ignorance that resort to this kind of killing! Please educate urself because mental health is very ill. From depression to mania to bipolarism to schizophrenia…amongst others. Afrcians and blacks in general like to classify it as a white man’s dx or explain it away instead of getting them real help. This boy’s dad said he has mental issues nd they were in the process of getting help when this happened. I wonder if they were in denial too.

  10. trendycubicle.com

    July 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This is really sad. He should be taken to a mental institution.

  11. olamide

    July 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    May God 4gv the boy….4 d stupid thing he as done!!!RIP too ur luvly brother,I wish ur mum quick recovery…

  12. NaijaPikin

    July 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Mental illness is real. Naija pple need to forget about the stigma attached to it and seek help for their loved ones. sigh

  13. Sisi

    July 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    this Igbo boy is a witch!! lord have mercy….. na wawo!!! good mama donn born bad pikin..

  14. setina

    July 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

    ohhhhh this is a sad story.
    he just ended the life of a boy who would be someone’s husband oneday.
    God help us

  15. Chinwenduuk

    July 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

    That poor family 🙁 Dad must be devastated! One son is in prison, the other one is dead and his wife is in a coma. Even if she wakes up…what will she go home to? Heartbreaking! People need to take mental health a lot more seriously and stop hiding it to save face. It’s no joke!

  16. Abbay london

    July 24, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Let this be a good lesson for we Africans especially NIGERIANS, NO MATTER HOW SWEET IS THIS OYINBO LAND, LET TRY AND SEND OUR CHILDREN BACK HOME FOR OUR CULTURED TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY OUR CHILDREN. THAT WILL REDUCE DEPRESSION AND MENTAL ILLNESS. YOU CAN SEE WHAT THIS PARENT ARE GOING THROUGH NOW. NOTE THE MUM SHE IS A DR BUT NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE CHILDREN THEY KEEP ON COVERING THE UGLY SITUATION UNTIL IS TO LATE TO……….THE DAD IS NOT WELL , ALL THESE ARE DUE TO THE INTERNAL PROBLEMS.

    find solution to your own now.

  17. suleiman

    August 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    the world is going to an end. What abomination ? Ur own blood brother?

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