A community shocked and a family in mourning after a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head. Friday, the Morgan County prosecutor charged his older brother with the murder.
An 11-year-old boy is in the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center charged with murdering his 6-year-old brother, Andrew Frye. A family member tells Fox 59 that the 11-year-old told investigators what really happened while the two were home alone. It's a story that's different from the one he told 911.
Friday night, neighbors and friends came out to show their support for the family. Karri Vandagrifft is Frye's aunt, "You don't want to dream this ever happens to you."
The crowd remembering Frye as a little boy who thought he was a super hero. A boy who was a little mischievous, like little boys are sometimes. Vandagrifft says, "He'd get into something and you'd say no. No no don't do that. So he thought his name was no no."
Steve Sonnega the Morgan County prosecutor announced the surprising twist to this story Friday, "It's a very difficult situation. It's a very sad situation."
The 11-year-old brother has been charged in the death of Frye. He's facing one count of murder and one count of criminal wrecklessness even thought investigators initially thought there was no "foul play." Sonnega says, "There are cases where what you first believe to be true isn't necessarily where the evidence takes you."
Vandagrifft says right now she wants the focus to be on the little boy who is gone and supporting his family, "Regardless of the new information that is out, the community is behind them and we're sorry for their loss."
Friday night the community showed their support offering prayers for peace for his family and their neighborhood.
The 11-year-old brother will be back in court July 6th at 2pm. Under the law he is old enough that he could be tried as an adult. The prosecutor has not decided if he will do that and says it will take some time before that decision is made.