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Pa. Teen Charged in Dad’s Stabbing Death

January 19, 2004

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) _ A 17-year-old boy who said voices told him to kill was charged with stabbing his father to death and slashing his younger brother with a butcher knife Sunday, authorities said.

Jordan Michael Carter, of Edinboro, was arrested and charged with homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

Carter’s 15-year-old brother Joshua was stabbed numerous times and taken to a hospital in Erie, police said.

The family requested that information about his condition not be released, hospital officials said.

Troy Carter, 42, the boys’ father, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County coroner’s office.

Jordan Carter also suffered cuts in the attack, which happened shortly after 1 p.m. in Washington Township, about 20 miles south of Erie, authorities said. He was treated at the same hospital where his brother was taken.

Jordan Carter called the Erie County Crisis Services hotline after the attack and said voices were commanding him to kill humans, according to the criminal complaint.

He told the person answering the phone that the voices ``never used to be this loud,″ the criminal complaint stated. Carter also said his mother and twin sisters were out shopping, according to the complaint.

State police would not comment on the investigation.

Jordan Carter was arraigned Sunday evening and taken to the taken to Erie County Prison. He was being held without bail and it was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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