Police: Florida man kills brother in fight over cheeseburger

Benjamin Middendorf (Courtesy: (St. Cloud Police Dept.)

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a 25-year-old St. Cloud man faces murder charges, accused of shooting and killing his older brother over a cheeseburger.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, authorities say Benjamin Middendorf called 911 and told the police he shot his brother, Nicholas, on Thursday night at their home. Nicholas Middendorf was declared dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was 28.

The paper reported Benjamin Middendord told the 911 dispatcher he and his brother had a fight before he grabbed a gun and shot him. Benjamin Middendorf told police Nicholas began bullying him about a cheeseburger. The police report didn’t give further details.

Now Benjamin Middendorf faces first-degree murder charges. He is being held Osceola County Jail.

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