Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Man unintentionally kills his brother, distraught he then kills himself
19-year-old Kody Thacker, of Somerset, Kentucky, had spent the night at a friend's house with his brother, 24-year-old Kyle. Kyle was asleep in a recliner in the living room and Kody was on a nearby couch.
At about 9:20 in the morning, Kody picked up a 12-gauge shot gun and unintentionally discharged the gun, hitting Kyle in the head, killing him instantly. Distraught over what had happened, Kody turned the gun on himself and took his life.
Neighbors say their hearts go out to the family who now has to deal with losing two loved ones in one day.