Mesa man accused of fatally stabbing his brother over TV use
MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A Mesa man is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his younger brother. Mesa police say the two men argued over the use of the television and video games Saturday night.
According to a statement released Monday afternoon, the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Felipe Barajas Ramirez, was charged with a count of second-degree murder. The victim was identified as 24-year-old David Ramirez.
When Mesa Police officers arrived at the home on the 1200 block of South Vineyard on July 15, they found David with a stab wound. He later died at an area hospital.
Felipe allegedly told police that he was playing with a knife when the argument occurred and he accidentally stabbed his brother when they grabbed each other with both hands.
Police say they found a blood-stained 4-inch folding knife in the apartment.
According to court documents, Felipe had previous run-ins with the law, as well as prior convictions for aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Felipe Ramirez is being held on a $750,000 cash bond.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.