MacBook Pro :: Delete A Hidden Admin Account?

Apr 12, 2012

I need help using terminal on the macbook pro ,My younger bro created a hidden admin account on my macbook pro , so now he has been downloading and installing random applications on my computer which is taking up too much storage.I have no idea how  to delete this account as it does not show up in the login window , however when I run the cmd to list all users in terminal it shows up as well as the account's folder showing in the user folder.I myself am an admin   and currently running version 10.6.8? how to delete a hidden admin account on terminal?

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Aug 16, 2009

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Dec 15, 2009

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Nov 14, 2009

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It is just taking up storage space with a user which is corrupted but I don't want to erase the data in that user and also delete all my data in the new user as well.

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May 9, 2008

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