Charges Filed in Juvenile Court Against 12-Year-Old in Fatal Minnetonka Stabbing

September 24, 2018 10:37 PM

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says charges have been filed against a 12-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his 16-year-old brother Saturday in Minnetonka.


A release said because the case will be handled in the juvenile court system, no other information is public.

The incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. Saturday at an apartment complex on Fairfield Road. Authorities found the 16-year-old with a stab wound in his chest. The teenager was transported to North Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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The 12-year-old was taken to the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview for evaluation before being released to his family. He was then taken into custody Sunday night and is awaiting possible charges at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police said the boys' mother and other family members were home at the time of the incident. Because the two brothers are minors, authorities are not releasing their names.


Rebecca Omastiak

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