*WJBK in Detroit is reporting that a 14-year-old boy has been arrested for stabbing his brother to death over a soft drink and a snack.
This horrific and senseless incident took place on Monday night in Grandville on Detroit’s west side.
Police say the boy fatally stabbed his 18-year-old brother in a dispute over who would get the carbonated fruit punch and chips.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office may place criminal charges against the boy, who is being held in the Juvenile Detention Facility in Detroit. He is due back in court Feb. 7.
FOX 2 hasn’t released the name of the teen, because of his age and he hasn’t been formally charged yet.
One neighbor said the block is usually quiet and there isn’t any trouble.
“In the seven years I’ve lived here, we haven’t had any kind of problems, any kind of murders, not anything like that on the block,” he said.
Under Detroit law, the prosecutor has five days to decide if they will bring forth any charges; and whether they will charge the teen as a juvenile or as an adult.
The determination is based on the minor’s background, school records and criminal history, if any.
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