(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The so called “Dexter Killer,” Andrew Conley, was the subject of a nationally televised show Tuesday night on the E! Network.
But, as Conley said during the “When Teens Kill” episode, the connection made between Showtime series “Dexter” and the murder he committed against his 10-year-old brother Conner was overblown by the media. At the time of his arrest, Conley had told detectives that he could relate to the main character in the series about a serial killer.
“’Dexter’ was just a TV show I watched. The only thing I felt like Dexter was that I felt alone. I felt like nobody wanted me, even though I had friends and I had family. I just felt like I wasn’t any good to anyone,” Conley said in his first on-camera interview since his arrest.
Conley was 17-years-old when he strangled his little brother to death in their Ohio County home on November 29, 2009. He spoke about hiding his brother’s body near the Rising Sun City Park.
“I didn’t bury him. I just said goodbye. I put a few sticks over him, not too many. That was my own burial for him. I told him he will get justice,” Conley told the interviewer.
Conley later went to the Rising Sun Police Department to inform police of what he had done. The show gave a peek into the encounter between Conley and his mother, Bridget, who was inconsolable once arriving at the police station.
“When my mom showed up the police had to hold her back trying to get at me. She said both her kids were dead. She was crying and I was crying. She kept yelling ‘Why?’ and I didn’t have an answer,” Andrew said, later adding that his parents had never come to visit him in jail, but he didn’t blame them.
The show revealed that Andrew and Conner’s parents – they were working at a local casino at the time of the murder – have since divorced.
Andrew’s grandmother, Diana Monk, has kept in touch with him. She said she could not abandon Andrew.
“The first time I saw him in juvenile, he was crying and I was crying. He said ‘My parents don’t want me anymore Grandma. Do you?’” said Monk weeping.
Indiana State Police Det. Tom Baxter led the investigation into the murder. He remarked how calm Andrew was in revealing the details of the fratricide during a walk through at the murder scene.
“This whole demonstration, interaction at the house was just a matter of fact as any old conversation,” Baxter said.
Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard told the television program that the crime was a shock because Andrew had not been causing problems and had not been in and out of juvenile court.
“He was respectful, polite, the teachers liked him. He got good grades,” the prosecutor said.
Conley, now 20, is currently serving a life sentence without parole with the Indiana Department of Corrections. He pleaded guilty to the murder in Ohio Circuit Court in 2010, against the advice of his defense attorney.
A court psychologist who evaluated Andrew, Dr. Ed Connor, revealed that Conley desired the death penalty.
“I’ll never forget the day I sat there with him and he looked at me and he said, ‘Do you think you could get me the death penalty?’” Connor said.
Conley told the interviewer that he is going to Hell and he deserves to be.