This is one takes familial depravity to a whole new level.
Like most boys, 13-year-old Mykel Mendes looked up to his big brother, Jordan. The two rode bikes together, did yard work together and hung out together. But when it came to the family business -- a major drug ring -- Mykel did not want to share, police say.Selling drugs is a lucrative trade and the enmeshment of drug dealing and popular culture is clearly not limited to the hero worship of drug baron's by poor kids in the inner city.
Mykel, a 7th grader, is now accused of masterminding the slaying of his 16-year-old half-brother so he could take over the drug operation -- one police say they inherited from their father, who is in prison for running one of the biggest cocaine rings on Cape Cod.
Jordan was found shot, stabbed 27 times and dumped into a pit, where his body was torched. Another 13-year-old friend and a 20-year-old cousin also are charged with murder.