Brother confesses to shooting his own brother, leaving him inside home for 3 weeks

William Wells (Source: Holly Springs Police Department)
William Wells (Source: Holly Springs Police Department)

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (WMC) - A man confessed to shooting his own brother and leaving his body in their house for three weeks.

William Wells, 39, was found dead in his home on Wright Street in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Neighbors said his brother, Brian, continued going in and out of the house during the three weeks that investigators believe William's body was inside.

"He was going in and out. That just disturbs me," Doris Etheridge recalled.

Before the body of William Wells was found, neighbors said they could smell something next door.

"Well, I would walk in the mornings and I could smell something right back here," Etheridge explained.

Investigators said Brian Wells admitted to fighting with his brother before killing him. He is now charged with murder.

"I thought, 'Man, I can't believe that he was living in the house with a corpse for three weeks," neighbor Charlie Carter said. "It's just kind of spooky in a way."

Holly Springs Police Department isn't revealing much more about the investigation. However, neighbors believe that Brian Wells may have suffered from PTSD.

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