Shocking Tragedy: 7-Year-Old Boy Killed by Brother

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – A 7-year-old boy was found dead in an Eden Prairie home earlier this week, and newly released court records suggest that he may have died from strangulation or suffocation. Dalal Bayle Idd, 27, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his younger brother, Abdullahi Adod Gelle. The incident occurred at their parents’ house on Lee Drive.

According to the criminal complaint, Idd made a 911 call expressing confusion and stating, “I don’t know what I just did.” He mentioned experiencing mental health issues and claimed that his actions were “for the greater good” as instructed by God. When police arrived at the scene, Idd surrendered and indicated that he was unsure if anyone inside the residence was hurt.

Officers discovered two unharmed children sleeping on the top floor of the house. However, they found Gelle unresponsive and without a pulse in one of the bedrooms. The medical examiner later confirmed the presence of petechial hemorrhaging, which is often associated with strangulation or suffocation. Autopsy findings were consistent with this possibility.

Further investigation revealed that Idd had a history of substance abuse and mental health disorders. He had been under the supervision of the Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections since his release from prison in 2022 for previous violent offenses. Detectives executed a search warrant to obtain Idd’s blood sample, aiming to determine if any substances influenced his actions during the incident.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family and cover funeral expenses, with donations pouring in. Idd remains in custody at the Hennepin County Jail and could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

This tragic incident highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues and providing support to individuals struggling with substance abuse. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Gelle’s death is ongoing, and authorities are working to gather all the necessary evidence.