On Christmas, A Half-brother From Florida Was Shot And Killed While Searching For A Lost Mobile

Prosecutors claimed on Thursday that a Florida man killed his half-brother on Christmas Day while the victim was in Illinois searching for his cell phone.

On Christmas, A Half-brother From Florida Was Shot And Killed While Searching For A Lost Mobile

Following the fatal shooting at a house in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Kendall Yarborough, 28, a resident of the Tampa area, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, according to a statement from DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin.

“On Christmas day, James Watson lost his life after his half-brother, Kendall Yarborough allegedly shot him in the abdomen while James was looking for his cell phone,” Berlin said. “This senseless act of violence will not go unpunished.”

Just after 3:05 p.m., DuPage County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Watson had been shot. After being brought to a hospital, he passed away there.

According to investigators, Watson was searching for his cell phone downstairs in the house. When he failed to locate it, he lost his cool and slammed a card table onto the ground.

Yarborough, who was upstairs at the time, allegedly shot down at Watson and struck him in the stomach. Prosecutors stated that responding deputies discovered a bullet casing and a 9mm Sig Sauer P-365X handgun. Family members helped Watson and dialled 911.

“It is horrible that a tragedy occurred on Christmas,” said DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick. “It goes to show that domestic violence can occur in any home and that’s why we take domestic-related incidents seriously at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.”

Yarborough was taken into custody on the spot and showed up in court on Tuesday morning. His request to postpone his pre-trial detention hearing until Wednesday was approved by the judge.

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