7/7 Hartford Teen Accused of Killing Brother has Preliminary Hearing

Seventeen year old Joseph Langlois has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly killing his 20-year-old brother. Last week, prior to the July Fourth holiday he was in Washington County Circuit Court. Langlois, appeared before Washington County Circuit Judge James Muehlbauer with attorney William Mayer for a preliminary hearing that resulted in a finding of probable cause that he committed the crime. According to the criminal complaint, On February fourth at the family home in Hartford, Jacob Langlois was packing to leave for the National Guard and Joseph wanted to make sure Jacob wasn’t packing his belongings and asked about their father’s fishing fillet knife. They started to argue and then wrestle. Joseph left the room, but came back. Another argument started and Joseph allegedly grabbed the knife. Jacob kicked Joseph, they went toward each other and the knife went into Jacob’s upper left chest.. During an interview, Joseph told authorities that he didn’t plan on attacking Jacob with a knife. When asked why he grabbed the knife, he said he wanted to be superior to his brother and scare him.
Langlois’ next hearing is August  27.
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