A 16-year-old accused of fatally shooting his brother in front of their mother was assigned to a Nevada mental health facility Friday.
Turner Bronson faces one count of murder in the death of 18-year-old Clayton Bronson, who suffered gunshot wounds to the gut and head from point-blank range. Their mother, Wendy Bronson, was near her older son when he was shot in the head in their southwest valley home May 22, police said.
A pair of doctors found Turner Bronson incompetent to stand trial, and District Judge Linda Bell ordered him sent to Lake’s Crossing Center in Sparks for further psychiatric evaluation.
Turner Bronson did not appear in court Friday, though his mother was present.
He remained at the Clark County Detention Center on Friday, and would be transported to the Lake’s Crossing when space allowed, according to prosecutor Bart Pace.
Bronson will remain at the mental health facility until he is deemed competent enough to stand trial.
The night of the shooting, the brothers were quarreling before their mother heard a gunshot, according to a police report.
She rose from her bed, saw her older son in the upstairs hallway holding his stomach, and searched for her cellphone to call 911, the report stated.
Clayton Bronson walked downstairs into the dining room, bleeding.
Wendy Bronson stood with her dying son before Turner Bronson approached again with a black revolver in his hand.
The teen aimed at the side of his brother’s head and fired a single shot, the report said.
Clayton Bronson died three weeks before his scheduled graduation from Sierra Vista High School.
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