Authorities: Teen Said 'Dexter' Inspired Brother's Murder

Sunday, Dec 6, 2009  |  Updated 10:45 PM CDT
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Teen Said 'Dexter' Inspired Brother's Murder: Cops

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A teen has reportedly committed a murder modeled on one seen on actor Michael C. Hall's "Dexter."

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A 17-year-old murder suspect has told authorities he identified with Showtime serial killer "Dexter," according to ABC News.

Indiana youth Anthony Conley, who is charged with the murder of his 10-year-old brother, Conner, reportedly told authorities the TV show inspired him.

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"Conley said that he just 'felt like [Dexter],'" Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard told ABC News.

Conley allegedly strangled his brother last Saturday night.

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Negangard told ABC News the teen turned himself in the following day.

"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."

The troubled teen reportedly told authorities he'd had difficulty sleeping and had recently been pulled out of school for unknown reasons.

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Showtime had no comment to ABCNews.com.

According to the site, the murder was the second such situation allegedly linked to the popular show, now in its fourth season – 29-year-old Mark Twitchell, reportedly considered a "fervid fan" of the show, imitated a "Dexter" storyline in his alleged killing of 39-year-old Johnny Altinger in 2008.

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