Chile boy ‘kills brother’ over PlayStation row

PlayStation 3 (file)

Police said the boy had told them that “things got out of control”

A 16-year-old boy in Chile has been charged with killing his elder brother in a fight over the use of a PlayStation, police have said.

The boy was angered when his 18-year-old brother turned on the games console without his permission.

He allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed him in the chest.

Police said the youth had told them that “things got out of control”. He could face five years in prison under the charges filed.

Homicide investigator Gilberto Opazo said the brothers had been abandoned by their mother and lived in care for 10 years before a Belgian woman took them in.

She was visiting Belgium when the death occurred, he added.

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