A heated argument between two teenage brothers over a PlayStation landed one in the hospital with stab wounds to his neck and face.
Moncks Corner police Saturday charged a 13-year-old boy with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the stabbing, an incident report states. He was taken to a Juvenile Justice holding facility pending an appearance before a Family Court judge, police said.
Reports of a stabbing led police to Birchwood Drive in the Shannonwood subdivision about 10 p.m. Saturday, the report states. A 13-year-old boy stood outside a mobile home holding a large butcher knife in one hand and a house phone in the other, police said. He dropped both items as officers approached, the report states.
The knife did not have blood on it, and police said they later determined that a pocket knife was used in the attack.
The boy spontaneously told police that he stabbed his 14-year-old brother several times in the face and neck. He said he was tired of his brother bullying him, and that he needed to learn his lesson, the report states.
Inside the home, police found a trail of blood and two young girls crying. They had heard the boy yell, “I’m gonna kill you” as he stabbed his older brother, the report states.
The mother of the two boys had taken her wounded son to Roper St. Francis Berkeley emergency room for treatment, the report states.
The wounded brother told police he had said he didn’t want the PlayStation in his room because he was trying to clean his room. He said the younger brother brought the game in anyway and started swinging a knife and cutting him, the report states.
The younger brother told police he thought his older brother also should be charged with assault for punching him as they argued.