MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND TRAGEDY: Mother watches son kill other son


ST CLOUD, FLORIDA: On Mother’s Day weekend, 28-year-old Nicholas Middendorf celebrated the special day by taking his mother out for drinks.  When the two returned home later at night, the younger son, Benjamin Middendorf, 25, who does not drink according to the police transcripts, got into an argument with Nicholas about a cheeseburger.

The argument quickly turned into a murder when Benjamin grabbed his gun and shot his older brother.

Transcripts of the 911 call released by the St. Cloud Police Department show that Benjamin confessed his crime to the dispatcher. He could not believe that he had killed his brother in a fit of temper, claiming that he had shot Nicholas by accident.

“I just shot my brother on accident,” he can be heard yelling on the 911 call, before adding, “We were in a fight and I grabbed a gun and I shot him. Oh God, I am so sorry.”


When first responders arrived at the scene of the crime, they found Nicholas to be dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest while the suspect was covered in blood. The grieving mother could not believe that such a tragedy had struck her family on the eve of Mother’s Day.

The police have charged Benjamin Middendorf with first-degree murder, and he is being held in the Osceola County Jail.

Listen to the 9/11 call:

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