Man accused of assaulting mother; dead body of brother discovered

Pearl told the judge that Okonkwo Jr. admitted

Pearl told the judge that Okonkwo Jr. admitted to police that he hurt both his mother and brother. (Credit: News 12)

A teen has been charged with second-degree assault after allegedly attacking his mother in their Dix Hills home, where the suspect’s 15-year-old brother was also found dead.

Charles Okonkwo Jr., 18, was arraigned yesterday in court.

Police received a call from Charles Okonkwo Sr. Saturday at around 6 p.m. after he arrived home from a hospital stay in Huntington.

Assistant District...

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