Andrew Conley Says He Was Inspired by 'Dexter' to Strangle Brother

Girlfriend of accused teen killer says he was "happiest" she had seen him.

ByABC News
December 4, 2009, 4:43 PM

Dec. 4, 2009 — -- An Indiana teen who has allegedly admitted strangling his little brother likened the murder to satisfying a craving for a hamburger and told authorities he was inspired by the television series "Dexter."

Anthony Conley, 17, is charged with murdering his 10-year-old brother Conner on Saturday night, allegedly strangling the boy and then stuffing his head in a plastic bag so that blood wouldn't "get everywhere," according to Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.

"It's disturbing that a 17-year-old would want to kill under any circumstances, let alone his own brother," said Negangard. He described Conley as "emotionless" when he was interviewed by police.

According to Negangard, Conley turned himself into authorities the day after he allegedly murdered his brother. But the night before, Conley said he stopped at his girlfriend's home to give her a "sweetheart ring." The couple also watched the movie "The Green Mile," which focuses on the lives of prison guards on death row.

"His girlfriend described him as the happiest he had been in a long while," said Negangard.

Conley's lawyer, Gary Sorge, was not available for comment. Conley, who was scheduled to appear in court today, is being held without bail at Switzerland County Jail in Vevay.

Nobody answered calls made to the Conley's Rising Sun, Ind., home.