Vaping Boy Dies After Older Brother Punches Him and Fractures His Skull

A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly punching his younger brother in the head because he was vaping indoors.

According to a statement from authorities on Facebook (via Daily Mail), 21-year-old Tyler K. Kiger was arrested and charged in the death of his 15-year-old brother, Michael Kiger.

Tyler is accused of punching Michael in the head, which resulted in a fractured skull that led to bleeding in his brain, ultimately killing the boy.

Police told a judge that Michael had called 911 to report that he'd been "battered" by his older brother, also mentioning his head was in pain and he had a hard time hearing out of one of his ears. He was "very frantic" and "emotional" during the call, and by the time first responders arrived "his speech began to slow."

Michael's great-grandmother refused permission to allow first responders to take Michael to a hospital. Instead, Michael was taken to the home where his mother was staying. Just hours later, he was found unresponsive at the home.

Michael was then taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Photos: Facebook/La Porte County Sheriff's Office via Daily Mail

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