A man stabbed his brother to death following an argument about the wifi being slow in their house.
Timothy Record, 20, has been charged with the murder of Nathan Record, 23, who was found injured on Tuesday evening.
Police in Leominster, Massachusetts, said the boys’ mother had dialed 911 to report a ‘domestic disturbance’.
When officers arrived they found Nathan at the top of the stairs with a knife wound.
He was given first aid and taken to hospital but died from his injuries.
Timothy was arrested at the scene and police say he made a full confession in the interview.
The pair, who had a history of violent altercations, began arguing over digital devices using up the internet bandwidth, according to a police report.
A friend of Nathan’s told BuzzFeed the victim was an avid online gamer, particularly the online game Call Of Duty.
Timothy said his older brother repeatedly punched him during the argument.
He then went downstairs, retrieved a kitchen knife and stabbed his brother.
Lawyer Blake Rubin told the Worcester Telegram that Timothy Record had expressed remorse for the killing.
“It’s a tragedy for everyone,” he added.