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Teen Kills Older Brother & Himself After Clothes Argument [PHOTOS]


Siblings have a tendency to get involved in heated disputes with one another but the tale of family in Little Haiti, Florida is nothing short of tragic.

The family of 14-year-old Stephen Odeus and 16-year-old Stanley Blanc are now having to plan two funerals this week after the younger one shot and killed his older brother before turning the gun on himself in a murder/suicide ordeal. heir older brother, 18-year-old Mark Blanc initially broke them up before things escalated to deady proportions outside. The cause of the argument has been determined over clothes.


According to the family of 14-year-old Stephen Odeus and 16-year-old Stanley Blanc, the teens started fighting over clothes inside their apartment, located on Northeast First Avenue and 71st Street in Little Haiti, Sunday night. Their older brother, 18-year-old Mark Blanc, said he broke up his two younger siblings. “Everything cooled down for a second, but then it escalated outside,” said Mark.

Outside their apartment, Stephen and Stanley resumed their altercation, at which point, Mark said, the younger brother pulled out a gun and fired a shot, fatally striking his older sibling. “I ran outside, I got to the point of where [my brothers were fighting],” said Mark. “Right before my eyes, my brother shot my other brother.”

“I was an eyewitness, it happened right in my face,” Mark continued. “I was less than five feet away.”

The tragedy did not stop there. Shortly after witnessing Stanley’s fratricide, Mark heard another gunshot. “Then I heard my second brother die cause he shot himself,” he said.

Mark said he thinks his younger brother acquired the gun from a neighbor. He said he never saw Stephen with a firearm inside their home. “That’s blood, you know, nobody wants to kill their own brother,” he said.

Naturally their mother was inconsolable and so many questions remain. Is materialism within the culture and gun laws to blame?

View the gallery of the crime scene below and give us your thoughts on the matter in the comment section as well.

Photos: WSVN, ABC

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  • NeaJ

    There are no words!!! Sad

  • Gia Barroyo

    These people are trash anyway

    • TillaTask

      Such an ignorant comment to make!

      • Gia Barroyo

        No it is not, those people are garbage

  • FireRed

    Over some clothes? This wasnt worth two lives being taken. God this world is just getting worse by the days. May god bless the mother and family to be strong through this obstructing time.

  • ProdukOfSwirl

    I seen another story similar to this awile back but it was a brother killing his sister over bleached clothes. Imma say the same damn thang I said then………”People please raise your kids to put more value on life than on some d@mn clothes. This mentality is how people die over dumb shyt like J’s, rims and other bullshyt that will get you no where in life”!

  • You’renotme

    This is so sad but when I read “Little Hatti” I knew it was Florida and I am not shocked!

    • Aang



    When there’s violence going on or a loss of someone dear,
    you don’t hear it until a few days later but it if it’s something unnecessary,
    it hits the news like a breaking storm…$hit just got real and its a shame.

    • Aang


  • Guest

    Why do conservative whites think of black people as savages again? Hmm…

    • Say What?

      Because people of all races don’t commit atrocities? These people didn’t do anything in the name of being black, but because of ignorance, which is something that plagues all of humanity no matter what skin color you have.

    • Well golly gee h*nky dory…

      I wonder what conservative whites think about Elliot Rodger…

      • Guest

        That nut wasn’t white.

      • Well

        His daddy is white and he came from his sack.

      • Aang


      • Aang


      • LOL!

        I wonder what they think of that retard Adam Lanza.

      • TrillProphecies93

        Whites commit the most mass murders aka schools, movies, randomly on the street.

      • TrillProphecies93

        Adam Lanza is just one of the many many many many of them, Neanderthals are savages remember.

      • Aang


      • Aang


    • TrillProphecies93

      Cause you monsters taught them. We all know white gets get called a name then they go blowing away entire schools so please don’t talk about anyone!

    • Aang


  • Rachael

    God help them.


      He can’t now

    • Aang


  • Bella Donna

    natural selection

  • Shhhhdotcom

    Over clothes?! What clothes could they have in Haiti that they would be fighting over?? Jesus Christ! fighting over rags???! This is madness!!!


    Fashion is the devil

  • Strange Pickle

    They are black. This behavior doesn’t surprise me at all.

  • Aang


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  • kyle

    Gun laws arent to blame, obviously the dude haf issues that his family should have noticed before.

    • kyle