Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sociopaths in the news: fratricide

Kids these days... tsk tsk.
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.

Negangard said that when Conley was asked to explain his behavior by investigators the teen said he identified with Dexter Morgan, the main character in Showtime's "Dexter," which chronicles the life of an undercover Miami blood spatter expert who doubles as a serial killer.

"Conley said that he just 'felt like him,'" said Negangard.

In interviews with investigators, Conley also allegedly likened his desire to kill to a craving a person gets when they want a particular food.

"He analogized the murder to when someone wants a hamburger," said Negangard. "He said that when someone wants a hamburger they've just got to have it."


  1. I feel like this blog is becoming a syndication of news articles tagged 'sociopath'. This does nothing but add more fuel to the opposition's fire.

  2. Oh well! It brings up valid concerns...

    What's the point of a sociopath keeping a blog, if it's only for the sake of putting up another mask?

    Tell it like it is!!!

  3. I always compared it more to chocolate but hey hamburfger works too. I think the comaprison to Dexter is just plain silly.

  4. What do you expect, the idiot’s a kid.

  5. exactly, the kid is an idiot. being raised by other idiots, letting your young child watch several seasons of an adult tv series about a "mainstream sociopath" to the point were he identifies with the main character, is probably not such a great idea. i think alot of these wacky kids parents should be held more accountable. if they make the commitment to parent rather than to just provide the basics, it's a human being for christ sakes, not a puppy.

  6. Makes sense to me, though one can't go slapping a diagnosis on a teen or child like "sociopath" because part of their psychology is A) a tendency to imitate traits and B) a lack of foresight or ability to take consequences into account.
    Kid could have a slew of emotional problems and is trying to look like a badass for not showing regret. Also, I doubt he's a sociopath because killing his brother did not seem like a means to an end but the end itself.

  7. sociopaths aren't solely means to and end people in machivelian terms.
    very often the ends are not obvious ($, postion, esteem so forth)
    just wanting to is often enough of a reason. so hypothetically he's fine as a sociopath.

    however the age part is signifigant.


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    !!! it used to be connected to this blog but was disconnected over a year ago. We need fresh blood and lots of interesting things have happened recently (relates to kiwifar.ms drama: https://archive.is/M2tXa) that will go down in the forum's history! Be sure to check out http://www.psychforums.com/antisocial-personality/ too, as some of its regulars are regulars on SC too!

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