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Belleville man killed younger brother during domestic dispute, police say

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A domestic disturbance between two brothers in Belleville ended with one dead and the other in custody.

Wayne Commons, 56, was charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing his younger brother, Paul Commons, Sunday, according to police.

Officers found the 50-year-old unresponsive when they arrived near the intersection of Lakewood Drive and N. 72nd Streets Friday night. The younger Commons was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot once in the face.

The two brothers have the same Lakewood Drive address listed, according to court documents. 

Charging documents said Commons knowingly killed his younger brother and believed the circumstances “would justify or exonerate the killing, but his belief was unreasonable.”

Wayne Commons is currently held on a $300,000 bail at the St. Clair County Jail.

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