Teen Boy Killed 5-Year Old Foster Brother Because “He Thought He Was A Goblin”


An 18-year-old boy testified this week that he used a sword and a brick to beat his 5-year-old foster brother before allegedly drowning him because he thought he was a goblin army leader, this according to the Des Moines Register.

Cody Metzker-Madsen is on trial for killing his foster brother, Dominic Elkins, on Aug. 31, 2013 in Logan, Ia. Metzker-Madsen facing charges of first-degree murder and his attorney, according to the report, is using the insanity defense.

Cody-Metzger-Madsen-murder-664x370The 40 minute testimony was so troubling reports said Dominic’s biological mother had to leave the courtroom as the testimony continued.

When Metzker-Madsen took the stand, his attorney asked him what you would like to tell the judge, “Well, basically the truth. What happened was that, I was playing with Dominic and I was in my own world when I was doing it … my own world is pretty hard to explain. I loved the little guy, I would never hurt him,” he said. “Not even a hair on his fricken’ little head.”



On the day of the killing, both foster brothers were reportedly playing a game involving Roman mythology. At some point during the game, according to the Des Moines Register, Metzker-Madsen saw an army of goblins, it was a scene similar to a Skylanders video game. Metzker-Madsen continued about a scene in the game and how he was fighting the goblins’ commander and that’s when the alleged attack on Dominic happened.

According to the article and testimony, Metzker-Madsen admitted he did not realize it was Dominic as he was hitting him with a brick and pushing his head into the water. He just wanted to make sure the goblin didn’t come back to life and fight him. Metzker-Madsen also said, according to the report, he did not realize what had happened to Dominic until he was riding in a car later.

The Des Moines Register also said Peggy Madsen testified, Metzker-Madsen’s biological mother. She admitted to using meth daily during the first three months of her pregnancy and she had custody of him until he was 7-years-old.



Experts took the stand on Thursday, and they didn’t agree on the fact that Metzker-Madsen knew what he was doing – or didn’t know what he was doing when the murder happened. Closing arguments are expected Friday morning.

As for Metzker-Madsen he also faces a brand new charge of assault, reports said after he allegedly bit another jailer in Harrison County around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Source: [ID]CrimeFeed





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