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High School Basketball Star With 3.8 GPA Fatally s**t By His Own Brother

The brother who fatally s**t a Hyde Park Academy basketball star has been ordered held on $1 million dollars bond, according to malcolm whitneypolice.

Michael D. Whitney, 19, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a family member and unlawful use of a weapon after a gun that he was playing with discharged and fatally wounded his brother, 16 year old Malcolm Whitney.

Michael found his dad’s gun in a drawer at their home and began playing with it. He attempted to remove the clip before horsing around with it, but failed to check for additional bullets already in the chamber.

Michael began teasing his brother Malcolm with the gun while Malcolm was in the bathroom. When Malcolm attempted to grab the gun, it went off, striking him in the head.

Michael initially moved his brother’s body and lied to police, saying a stray bullet came in through the window and struck his brother in the head. Cooke County prosecutors say he later confessed to shooting his brother.

Malcolm’s d***h has been ruled a homicide.

“[Malcolm Whitney] was a model student-athlete, any coach would be happy to have him. He had a 3.8 GPA,” said Hyde Park Academy basketball coach Antoine Samuels on Friday.


38 Responses to High School Basketball Star With 3.8 GPA Fatally s**t By His Own Brother

  1. Sepe Reply

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  2. Leathalee Reply

    July 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I totally agree with Ruthie McMichael. That 19year old knows better. Why did he go to the bathroom where the brother was with the Gun? Why did he lie to the Police? Was it because he could not think of a lie fast enough. Nowabout the father, no he should not,not be responsible, the boy went into the father’s personal possessions. That was in the bedroom and took it out of the drawer. How can one say it was an accident? I am sorry can not and will not bring that child back. I am sorry can not erase the permanant h**t/ pain he has placed on his parents heart. One can not know the true pain until they have been there.

  3. Msknozit Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    How many times must we see this same story before these idiots understand that it is never o.k. To “play” with a gun! It’s simple a gun is not a freakin toy, you don’t play with them because they k**l!!!

  4. Vonda Tippins Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    What makes someone want to play with a gun? Stupid!!!!

  5. blaquegirl Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Its very sad, but him as a 19 year old knows better then to play with a gun, you expect dat from a kid not a over grown a*s teenager! Yes he needs to be punished for that!!

  6. itsasjame Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Ruby from NJ – yes this happened in my city of Chicago

  7. Ruby from NJ Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’m a little weary of stories that don’t tell which city or state they occur in. There are more than one Hyde Park and Cooke County. One Cook County is in Illinois. Where is this one situated?

    • Erica Johnson Reply

      July 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm


  8. LarryJ Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Was their father a law enforcement officer….? If so, the father should have known to safe guard his weapon by placing it unloaded into a locked gun box. I possessed and carried weapons for 37 years and always used caution and safety among family and friends when it came to my weapons…….It’s the father who should be in jail…..

  9. MShay Thomas and Bryant Rose said it all-these kids are not ready to have such mature responsibilities as handling a gun. Some are but most kids aren’t trained in the proper handling of a firearm. There are too many guns in the streets.

    Now, this would be when I would get on my soap box and say something like,”Guns k**l people” or “Two years of military training would allow for better competence in firearm safety.”

    However, some children tend to stay immature due to a traumatic event that may be because of a stalled release of dopamine (balance} or neo epinephrine(decision-making} or even seratonin which is to be release in the bloodstream of every child between the ages of 8-13 years of age. If these drugs aren’t evident in the b***d by 13, then playfulness keeps the child to immature.

  10. cheche Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 9:28 am

    how about this….if the gun was not in the house or at the very least locked up this tragedy would not have happen! Yes the young man should do some jail time cause that’s what happens when you commit a crime! There is so much publicity regarding the dangers of firearms and it seems daily we are reading stories that mirrors
    this one so there is no excuse for these types of tragedy’s to occur!

  11. janp Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

    This is sad and happening too often. It bothers me also that The brothers first resonsr to this tragedy was to try to no try to get Assistance or show remorsr but to try and hide what really happened. Who knows if thete could have been a different outcome. My Husband was s**t in The head in a robbery attempt years as a bus driver and he lived. I too think maybe The little green eyed monster played a small role. My heart goes out to all involved as this pain will never end

  12. sandra hawkins Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Horriffic, my heart dropped when I read this , one life taken a family destroyed, my God My God

  13. mmdccbslm Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 4:17 am

    my father showed me how to handle guns and he demonstrated for me why they are not toys. that father should have been instructive. now he loses two sons. d**n shame.

  14. Kim Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Another example of why guns should not be played with.This guy is going to have to live with this for the rest of his life that he killed his brother.Sad!And what is more sadder is that it could have been prevented.

  15. corbin56 Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Senseless. Makes you wonder about the meaning of life doesn’t it?? lol Here is a kid with a 3.8 GPA a gun and everyone’s lives has been turned upside down.

    Oh Well…

  16. FRED Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    “A fool and his life are soon separated” to prevent irreparable decisions we should learn not to put loaded guns where someone may find them, we should learn not to play with weapons we should learn to begin our day asking our Father in Heaven to bless and protect us.If we have guns in our house they should have safeties on them to prevent someone from using them in a way that would be detrimental to the safety and well being of the others and themselves. We should begin each day asking for God’s protection and doing what we can to put ourselves in a position to be safe.Life is precious d***h is certain we should do all we can to live long happy and fruitful lives. Judge not less ye be judged this could have happened to anyone of our families or ourselves This nineteen year old child will spend the rest of his life regretting his decision to play with a gun that took his brothers life,lets’ prevent this from happening to us and our family members.

  17. Cindie Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Everyday I get sadder and more despondent…..reading tragic and horrific stories about the destruction of my people by my people. I pray for all the families touched by tragedy, and pray that someway, somehow, no more black families are senselessly destroyed.

  18. Ish Muhammad Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The Shadow of Envy & Jealousy very typical Amoungst Blacks in the Hood! Big Gay Dummy keep your back to the wall Dummy!

    • osama Reply

      July 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      You are a stupid f****r, go shoot yourself you dumb bastered

  19. scott Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    wow! too many prosecutors here – i must have missed the 19 yr old’s psychological profile – it’s horrible, but dad leaving a loaded/chambered gun in a drawer…if you’re not home with your guns they should be tamper proofed – the father has a role in this tragedy – many nineTEEN yr olds are still kids; many are not – of course top-felony charges & an unreachable bail – most likely, will never go to court and will level off at involuntary manslaughter – will face lite incarceration, tapered off with counseling – hopefully he will be stable enough to restart his life…now i’m predicting outcome – i’ll save it for nancy grace; she’s could at creating scenarios without facts – hopefully a life can be salvaged, from a life senselessly lost

    my comment is based on the story provided – not enough information to go either way – nprnc

  20. ANC Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    So we send the one living son to prison…and now the parents will have no children. Very tragic indeed. Why on Earth would a 19 year old treat a gun as a toy? Sad sad sad. Everyone loses in this story.

  21. deneise brooks Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    My prayers go out to the family.This is the type of tragedy that should be left to the family as to how they may want to deal with it.Why a million dollar bond? I wonder if there are some underline issues,Maybe they should just let him go home like GZ.Oops upside my head,I forgot they’re black.

  22. Ruth McMichael Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Why are excuses being made for this 19 yr.? He is old enough to know better than to play around with a gun and if he wanted to play around with the gun, he could have gone to a part of the house – where he was completely alone- and “fool around with the gun”. It appears that maybe there was a little jealousy here. The younger one obviously was on the road to be a success in something with a 3.8 average. Sometimes when one child is doing the right thing and receiving compliments from the parent – WHICH THEY DESERVE – the other sibling becomes resentful and green with envy like it’s the other sibling’s fault that the parent is proud of them. This is not a 6 yr. old who didn’t know what they were doing. This is a 19 yr. old who knew exactly what he was doing. Also, if he was soooooooooooo distraught after the gun went off, you would think he would have called an ambulance vs. “taking the time” to move his brother’s body and try to make it appear he was killed by a stray bullet. Again, excuses shouldn’t be make for his actions. This young man had a promising future and was c*t short by his brother’s stupidity and/or envy.

    • R.C. Reply

      July 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Well said Ruth McMichael.

    • jimi p Reply

      July 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      What is happening with our young people?

  23. Cheryl Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    That was an unfortunate occurrence, but he will have to serve prison time for his “mistake”. It’s called punishment and his actions after he gets out will be his atonement. That’s what laws are for. I’m sure he is sorry for what he did, but even God himself set the appropriate remedy for these types of things. Even man has laws for us to abide by, that prevents chaos in society. I feel sorry for the family of this young man.

  24. 2strong4u Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    The district attorney should take a second look at this case, murder no, and irreversible mistake absolutely! Please for the sake of humanity, one life already senselessly remove from this life too soon. Who could speak to youth about guns and improper handling of them than this young man. I pray for the entire family for peace throughout this difficult time…


    July 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    His punishment came when his brother died…He don’t need to go to prison, this is a lifetime sentence..Prayers for the family…especially the one who pulled the trigger…

  26. Stacey Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    This is just SAD. What is a 19 yr. old young man doing PLAYING with a gun?!!!

  27. Elder Marie Harris Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    This is the prime reason why we as parents need to discuss with our children the consequences of living with our decisions. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. A jokingly moment in time caused this tragedy. Now this young man is faced with the guilt of his actions and a loving son has died. The family now must try to deal with this situation. I pray that the love of God sustains them as they now weather this storm. Let’s also remember NOT TO STAND IN JUDGEMENT, but to pray for this family’s strength as they go through. May the peace of God abide in you.

  28. Bigballs Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    If this was truly an accident, the brother made a terrible mistake he will have to live with for the rest of his life. Prison shouldn’t be punishment.

    I for one, believe prison should be for real life criminals and not for traffic violators and petty write ups. Smh

  29. MMorton Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Its a sad story with tragic ending. The 19yr old should be punished but not for murder.

  30. hbell Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    It is evident to me on the outside looking in that the 19 year old had some hidden problems with the 16 year old’s success as a student/athlete. The real problem is the father who left the gun lying around knowing that he had 2 teenage sons in the home. He should join the 19 year old in jail.

  31. laronda Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    so sad may god be with you all but honestly,a 19 year old should have known better

  32. JoBear58 Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Lord, have mercy. That is so sad, Jesus.


    July 1, 2013 at 11:17 am


  34. Joanne Reply

    July 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

    That’s just sad my heart & prayers goes out 2 this family may God comfort,give them strength & let them know He’s with them during their time of bereavement.

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