August 27, 2014

9-year-old boy taken into custody in death of 4-year-old brother

Authorities have taken into custody a nine-year-old Hastings boy in connection with the shooting death of his four-year-old brother.

The death of Beau Pecor on Good Friday had originally been considered accidental.

Adams County Attorney Donna Fegler Daiss tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KHAS a juvenile petition has been filed, alleging one count of manslaughter.

The name of the boy has not been released, due to his age. He currently is in the custody of the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Investigators are looking into prior incidents between the two brothers.

Beau died of a gunshot wound to the head from a .22 caliber rifle that belongs to the boyfriend of Beau’s mother.

 Jeniffer Berry, KHAS, contributed to this article