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Nicholas Starling was a sixteen year old teen killer from Ohio who would murder his fourteen year old brother Harley Starling over Halloween candy

According to court documents Nicholas was upset with his younger brother who he believed stole some of his Halloween candy. Nicholas would go into the room of his fourteen year old brother and beat him repeatedly with a baseball bat. When Harley began to make noise Nicholas would stab him in the throat killing the teen

Nicholas Starling would be arrested, convicted and ultimately sentenced to fifteen years to life in prison

Nicholas Starling Now

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Number A741959

DOB 08/23/2000

Gender Male

Race White

Admission Date 02/16/2018

Institution Marion Correctional Institution

Status INCARCERATED

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Nicholas Starling Case

A teen has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing and beating his younger brother to death after an argument over Halloween candy.

Nicholas Starling, 17, was only 16 when he killed his 14-year-old brother, Harley Starling, in October 2016, the Dayton Daily News reports.

Nicholas Starling pleaded guilty last week, according to Clark County court records.

Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson tells the Springfield News Sun the case is the worst involving child-on-child crime that he’s ever seen.

“It was up close, it was personal, if you think about it,” Wilson tells the News Sun. “He took that bat and you know he was feeling the shock of that bat as he hit his brother in the head with it. And to finish him off he walks into the kitchen and grabs a knife and plunges that knife into his brother’s throat.”

While a detective said said Nicholas Starling admitted he had fought with his brother over candy, Wilson said the motive for the slaying was unclear. He tells the News Sun the older Starling had a difficult upbringing was “into some satanic worship and that kind of stuff.”

“Anyone who could do something like this is ill,” Wilson says. “You have to be a sick person to do what he did but that doesn’t mean you are criminally insane.”

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Nicholas Starling News

The teenager who was 16 when he killed his younger brother has pleaded guilty to murder, according to court records.

Nicholas Starling, who was accused of stabbing and beating his 14-year-old brother with a baseball bat to death in October 2016, was sentenced last week to 15 years to life in prison, according to court documents.

Harley was found dead in his bed at his Superior Avenue home on the morning of Oct. 31.

Springfield Police Division Detective Ron Jordan testified in an earlier court hearing that Nicholas Starling admitted he and his brother had been in a previous argument over Halloween candy, according to court records.

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/springfield-teen-pleads-guilty-killing-younger-brother/vSmvMnjDSoKecgZvh9VJwN/

Nicholas Starling Sentencing

The Springfield teenager who was only 16 when prosecutors said he beat and stabbed his brother to death in 2016 has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to 15 year to life in prison, according to court documents.

Here’s three things you should know about the case.

1. Crime scene called a “horror movie”

Nicholas Starling was accused of beating his brother, Harley Starling, with a baseball bat and then stabbing him in the throat in October 2016. According to court documents, Starling went into his brother’s room while he slept, then allegedly hit him in the head with the bat 14 to 15 times before stabbing him in the throat to stop the “noise” his brother was making after the beating.

Springfield Police Division Detective Ron Jordan testified in an earlier court hearing that Nicholas Starling admitted he and his brother had been in an argument over Halloween candy.

Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said the slaying resembled something of a horror movie and is the worst child-on-child crime he has ever prosecuted.

  1. Killing could have been caused by several factors

The older brother’s tough upbringing might have played a role, Wilson said. He said the teen’s father was murdered two years before and his mother was in and out of the boys’ lives.

Another possible reason was the teen’s interest, Wilson said.

“He seemed to be researching the occult, the Insane Clown Posse,” he said. “He was very into some satanic worship and that kind of stuff. We were never able to prove a direct link between why he did what he did and his interests, but it piles on for how disturbed this kid is.”

  1. Ruled competent to stand trial

Starling underwent a mental evaluation and was found competent to stand trial in October 2017.

Wilson said despite Starling’s background, it doesn’t excuse him from the consequences of the murder and he wasn’t criminally insane at the time it was committed. He said Starling took steps to cover up what he did, including hiding the bat and knife and trying to make it look like a suicide.

“Anyone who could do something like this is ill,” he said. “You have to be a sick person to do what he did but that doesn’t mean you are criminally insane. It is very clear from the evidence that when he murdered his brother he was certainly able to appreciate the wrongness of his actions.”

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/crime–law/springfield-teen-sentenced-brother-brutal-death-things-know/IAmJpl93IBvPJN7UI54zNK/

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