Mission man arraigned for brother's murder
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:11:45 GMT —
A Mission man accused of killing his brother following an argument over who would use the bathroom got a $350,000 dollar bond.
Authorities charged 20-year-old Zachariah Dee Robinson Hooper for the murder of his 22-year-old brother Jeremiah Dee Robinson Hooper.
Zachariah appeared before a judge at the Hidalgo County Jail around 10 a.m. Wednesday to be arraigned for his brother's death.
The judge gave Zachariah a $350,000 dollar bond.
Investigators said a deadly argument between the Zachariah and Jeremiah started at the family TMs Inspiration Road home around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Family members told Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies that the two were arguing about who was going to use the bathroom first.
The two brothers were allegedly separated but family members told investigators that they heard a gunshot a few minutes later.
Jeremiah ran out of the house holding a bleeding wound to his neck. Deputies said Jeremiah was taken to a local hospital by his mother and Zachariah.
Deputies said Jeremiah was taken into surgery but died from his a gunshot wound.
Jeremiah's death is considered the first murder case of the year for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office in 2010.