Man charged with murder of brother.

POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 10:06am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm

The man accused of shooting and killing his brother after an argument over using the restroom was formally charged on Wednesday morning. He is now charged with the murder of his older brother, 22 year-old Jeremiah Hooper, but officials say the pair appeared to have had a strong sibling rivalry, Michelle Macias has the details.

An apparent sibling rivalry ended Tuesday morning when 20 year-old Zachariah Dee Hooper pulled out his weapon and shot and killed his older brother. Jeremiah faced a judge and was charged with murder in a Hidalgo courtroom. Witnesses say the brothers went into the Jeremiah's room and argued over the use of the bathroom and then heard a gun shot. Zachariah was rushed to the hospital where he late passed away.

Sheriff Lupe Trevino has made arrangements for Hooper's mother, who works at the jail as a detention officer, to other duties to prevent a conflict of interest.

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