'Dexter' Blamed for Teen Killing
'Dexter' Blamed for Teen Killing
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Nowadays, it's rare to find a show that makes villains, particularly serial killers, look good in the public eye. But Showtime's Dexter manages to do just that, effectively turning blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan into America's favorite serial killer by giving his gruesome passion for thrill killing a constructive direction: killing people who deserve it. Unfortunately for some fans, they are so engrossed on Dexter that they can't distinguish the thick line between TV fiction and reality.

Last year, Alberta filmmaker named Mark Twitchell, a Dexter fanatic, decided to write a screenplay about murder, and then murdered people that way. Most recently, though, 17-year-old Andrew Conley killed his 10-year-old brother, Conner Conley after being inspired by the Showtime series.

According to Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard, Anthony Conley murdered his brother Connor last month, evidently strangling the boy and then stuffing his head in a plastic bag so that blood wouldn't "get everywhere."

Conley, who turned himself in to authorities the following day, said he then drove and dumped his brother's body to Rising Sun City Park, near the elementary school where his brother was in the fifth grade.

"I just feel like him," Conley said of fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan.

Conley, who did not regret or showed no emotions when he was narrating the crime, was taken to the Dearborn County Juvenile Detention Center in Lawrenceburg but was transferred to Switzerland County Jail in Vevay on Thursday night where he also confessed that he wanted to kill his father, Shawn.

Though Conley was deemed guilty in the eyes of prosecutors, he will not be charged of murder because he's still underage. However, when he reaches the right age and if convicted, he will spend 65 years in prison.

Showtime representatives have yet to be reached for comments on the allegations.

Source: Cincinnati.com
(Image courtesy of Showtime)