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Chicago man charged in slaying of teenage brother

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 7:27 a.m. CST

CHICAGO — Bail for a 19-year-old Chicago man accused of shooting his 16-year-old brother to death has been set at $1 million.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that authorities say that Michael Whitney had taken a clip out of his father's handgun before using it to taunt his brother, Malcolm. But they say he didn't check the chamber that held the bullet before he allegedly shot him in the head in a bathroom of their home on the city's South Side.

Authorities say Michael Whitney told police that the bullet came through the window and struck his brother but later admitted that he'd shot him. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and bail was set Sunday. Whitney has four felony burglary convictions.

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