Oakland Boy Accused of Shooting, Killing Sister Turns Self In

By Jodi Hernandez
|  Thursday, Jan 30, 2014  |  Updated 10:33 AM PDT
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Oakland Girl's Younger Brother Accused in Fatal Shooting

Justice Toliver, 17, was allegedly shot and killed by her 14-year-old brother in Oakland.

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Oakland Police Say 14-Year-Old Brother "Armed and Dangerous" After Sister Killed

Oakland police are still searching for 14-year-old Mario Toliver Jr. after the killing of his 17-year-old sister Justice Toliver who was shot and killed Thursday night. She left behind a 2-year-old daughter. Police say they have yet to recover the weapon. The Toliver family has pleaded with Mario to turn himself in. Christie Smith reports

Oakland Girl's Younger Brother Accused in Fatal Shooting

Oakland police are investigating the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl. Officers say the shooter is her 14-year-old brother. Jean Elle reports.
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A 14-year-old boy suspected of killing his 17-year-old sister has turned himself in, attorney John Burris confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Burris' firm is representing the family involved in this case.

At 2:15 p.m., Mario Toliver Jr. turned himself in at the Oakland Police Department. He was accompanied by his family and attorney Adante Pointer, who works with Burris.

"He is not a hardened criminal," Burris said, adding that he had been talking to the boy for days trying to get him to surrender.

Burris also said the teen is scared, remorseful and emotional.

The teen had been wanted by police on suspicion of shooting and killing his sister, Justice Toliver, on Thursday.

Several media outlets had reported that the dispute leading up to the killing was because Mario was mad at his sister for bleaching his clothes. There was indeed a fight before Justice -- the mother of a 2-year-old daughter -- was found dead.

Burris on Wednesday said the shooting was not over laundry.

Greg Stewart, a cousin, told NBC Bay Area on Friday the brother and sister were both dealing with difficult situations and while they fought like siblings do, they still "loved each other."

Stewart, who lives two floors up from Justice and Mario, said both teens were stressed. Mario also has a baby, who is about six or seven months old, Stewart said.

The family has set up a donation webpage to raise money for funeral costs. The goal is $10,000.

NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez, Lisa Fernandez and Jean Elle contributed to this story.

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