Nigerian teen arrested after killing brother, brutalising mother in New York.

Date: 22-07-2014 9:38 am (6 years ago) | Author: ADEDIRAN
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- at 22-07-2014 09:38 AM (6 years ago)
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Charles Okonkwo Jr., a Long Island, New York, teenager with a history of psychiatric problems killed his 15-year old brother and brutally beat his mother — a respected physician — into a coma over the weekend, police say.
Okonkwo, 18, has been charged with assault on his mother, Chinwe Okonkwo, 52, on Saturday in Dix Hill, New York, but does not yet face charges on the death of Bradley Okonkwo.

Mrs Okonkwo, a Brooklyn doctor, has received the Congressional Leadership Award and runs Hope Outreach Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promote public health in Brooklyn and across the world.
Charles Okonkwo Sr., Mrs Okonkwo’s husband, returned home from a hospital stay on Saturday night and found his son Bradley dead in his bedroom. His wife was laying unconscious in a pool of blood next to her car in the garage, Newsday reports.
Mrs Okonkwo was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she remains in critical condition. She suffered facial fractures and doctors have had to relieve swelling on her brain.

Medical examiners could not immediately determine Bradley Okonkwo’s cause of death and are doing more tests to try to determine how he died.
Charles Okonkwo Jr. was arrested Saturday night shortly after the attack was discovered. He had fled the family home in his parents’ BMW X5 SUV, but was spotted by police just a short distance away from the crime scene.
He admitted to ‘hurting’ his mother and little brother, authorities say. In court on Sunday, a defense said that Charles Okonkwo Jr. had a history of mental illness, but didn’t elaborate on what sorts of problems he has.
Authorities also offered no motive for the alleged attack. Members of Long Island’s Nigerian immigrant community stopped by the Okonkwo house on Sunday to pay their respects to the family.
A family friend Lawrence Monwe told Newsday that: “This is very tragic. No one saw it coming. This was the perfect family you wouldn’t expect it to happen to.

source: http://www.ralphcrown.com/2014/07/nigerian-teen-arrested-after-killing.html

Posted: at 22-07-2014 09:38 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
- liljerome at 22-07-2014 10:21 AM (6 years ago)
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Na wa o
Posted: at 22-07-2014 10:21 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- angesco at 22-07-2014 11:05 AM (6 years ago)
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A sad state of affairs.

Is his mental health breakdown as a result of drug use? We parents can only do our BEST for our children and then HOPE and PRAY they stay safe and sound. There are millions of bad influences outside every home. Some children get swept into the "fast life" while others are more cautious.

My rhoughts and prayers are with the family.

And please let us not turn this sad news into TRIBAL sentiments and derogatory comments.
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:05 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- schmit at 22-07-2014 11:08 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 22-07-2014 11:05 AM
A sad state of affairs.

Is his mental health breakdown as a result of drug use? We parents can only do our BEST for our children and then HOPE and PRAY they stay safe and sound. There are millions of bad influences outside every home. Some children get swept into the "fast life" while others are more cautious.

My rhoughts and prayers are with the family.

And please let us not turn this sad news into TRIBAL sentiments and derogatory comments.
seconded
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:08 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Dames at 22-07-2014 11:14 AM (6 years ago)
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Another bastard..
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:14 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Freshlycrazy at 22-07-2014 11:29 AM (6 years ago)
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history of psychiatric problems says it all...
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:29 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- seveneleven at 22-07-2014 11:44 AM (6 years ago)
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so bad
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:44 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- newtoncruz at 22-07-2014 11:45 AM (6 years ago)
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all these kids with weeds
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:45 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickman2 at 22-07-2014 11:54 AM (6 years ago)
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NA WETIN HE SMOKE BEFORE THE ACTION..
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:54 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- steveoneal at 22-07-2014 11:55 AM (6 years ago)
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R.i.p to the dead brother,,, the insane guy should have been placed  in a confinement. what a tragedy.
Posted: at 22-07-2014 11:55 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 22-07-2014 12:10 PM (6 years ago)
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the coffee wey i dey drink comot for my nose as i read this

Posted: at 22-07-2014 12:10 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- winace at 22-07-2014 12:17 PM (6 years ago)
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Too bad
Posted: at 22-07-2014 12:17 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- daveobahon at 22-07-2014 12:33 PM (6 years ago)
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sorry
Posted: at 22-07-2014 12:33 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 22-07-2014 12:46 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 22-07-2014 11:05 AM
A sad state of affairs.

Is his mental health breakdown as a result of drug use? We parents can only do our BEST for our children and then HOPE and PRAY they stay safe and sound. There are millions of bad influences outside every home. Some children get swept into the "fast life" while others are more cautious.

My rhoughts and prayers are with the family.

And please let us not turn this sad news into TRIBAL sentiments and derogatory comments.
so the rest news on naijapals are not sad that was why u turned them into tribal sentiment and derogatory comments..pretender...reading ur pretends comment make me sick..

Posted: at 22-07-2014 12:46 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- HOPEA23 at 22-07-2014 12:49 PM (6 years ago)
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To the main post...this is very sad rip to the dead and I wish the woman quick recovery. ..they should have place this dude in a place where he belongs all these while...

Posted: at 22-07-2014 12:49 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Chericoco at 22-07-2014 01:05 PM (6 years ago)
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America is not a place to raise kids. That moron could have been dumped in naija long ago and see how tough life is. He should be sentence to life in jail in an African prison not American prison that he will get his three square meal a day, bed to sleep and good medical care if he need one.
Posted: at 22-07-2014 01:05 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ken10000 at 22-07-2014 01:13 PM (6 years ago)
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The boy is not ok in the brain...
Posted: at 22-07-2014 01:13 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okilo101 at 22-07-2014 01:13 PM (6 years ago)
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Sowie situation
Posted: at 22-07-2014 01:13 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cocoeni at 22-07-2014 01:21 PM (6 years ago)
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too bad
Posted: at 22-07-2014 01:21 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- donabsworld at 22-07-2014 01:33 PM (6 years ago)
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Biafra
Posted: at 22-07-2014 01:33 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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