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Boy charged as juvenile in older brother’s stabbing death

September 24, 2018

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy in juvenile court in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old brother in Minnetonka.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Monday the boy’s case will be handled in juvenile court. Because of his age, no other information will be public.

Officers were called to an apartment in Minnetonka Saturday night. They found a 16-year-old with a stab wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The suspect was initially evaluated at a hospital, then released to his parents. Police continued investigating, then arrested him Sunday night.

Police believe the weapon was a kitchen knife. The mother and other family members were home at the time. Police haven’t disclosed a motive except that there was some sort of altercation between the two boys.

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