Brothers allegedly beat uncle to death with sledgehammer to ‘bond’

Two brothers allegedly killed their uncle because he “was coming between them,” authorities said.

Jacob Johnson, 20, and his brother Liam, 18, both of New Mexico, allegedly "lured" their uncle outside and beat him to death with a sledgehammer, KRQE reported.

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The brothers dumped the body on the Mesa, where it was later discovered by a jogger, KRQE reported.

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The older brother admitted to hitting his uncle and said his brother also struck him “two or three additional times,” according to KRQE.

The brothers said they did it as a “bonding activity” and were “justified” because their uncle was “disrupting” them, KRQE reported.

The two are charged with murder.

Read more at KRQE.

Credit: Bill Oxford

Credit: Bill Oxford