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Listen to 911 call: Spring Hill man charged with killing brother

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Dispatcher in Hernando murder call disciplined: Within an hour of the chaotic 911 call from a sister reporting that one of her brothers had killed another brother and buried him in the family's yard, the dispatcher with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office was counseled on how she could have better handled the situation.

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"My brother killed my brother,'' a sobbing woman tells a 911 dispatcher. "And he's in the f---ing back yard, in the dirt.''

The 7-minute call to the Hernando County's Sheriff's Office Monday from the sister of Sean and Stanley Eckard was the first indication authorities had of an unfolding family tragedy at 8456 Peoria St.

Deputies arrested 21-year-old Stanley Elias Eckard Monday night on a charge of second-degree murder. He is accused of strangling his 19-year-old brother Sean and burying the body in a shallow grave in the family's back yard.

Read the full story about the murder and listen to the 911 call to police after the family's discovery.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 11:19am]

    

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