The Dexter made me do it!
A 17-year-old murder suspect has told authorities in Indiana that Dexter, the popular Showtime series about a serial killer, inspired him to strangle his younger brother last month, ABC News has learned. Anthony Conley has confessed to murdering his 10-year-old brother, Conner, during an argument last Saturday night. The troubled teen turned himself in the following day and has reportedly told authorities that the TV show compelled him do it.
“Conley said that he just ‘felt like [Dexter],’” Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard told ABC News. “He analogized the murder to when someone wants a hamburger,” Negangard continued. “He said that when someone wants a hamburger they’ve just got to have it.”
According to ABC, the Conley Murder is the second slaying linked to the popular series, now in its fourth season. In 2008, 29-year-old Mark Twitchell — a devoted fan of the show — imitated a Dexter storyline in the murrder of a friend.