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Man arrested for killing brother at another sibling’s funeral

By Mason White 2:57 PM May 2, 2013
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By: Sarah Weiss
A man killed his brother as their family laid another sibling to rest.

One family was left mourning the death of two of their children on the same day, after a fight broke out and one brother stabbed another to death.

Mark Hayes, 52, has been charged with killing his brother at a funeral of another brother. Shaun Haye, 48, was killed in a house in southeast London, after the family buried their brother, Tom Haye.

The brothers are believed to have gotten into a heated argument on Sunday. Neighbors heard screams from a house in Eltham where the older brother Mark lives with his wife.

Police and paramedics were called to the house on reports of a stabbing. Shaun was pronounced dead at the scene. Mark, a father of three children, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

“My condolences to the family, as my heart goes out to the parents, who are heartbroken over the loss after the senseless killing of Shaun, by non-other than his older brother Mark. The parents lost three children in one day, two of their sons are dead and the third one is in jail on murder charges,” Joyce Brown, 36, of London, England, told after learning about the family tragedy.

Another man, 23, who was at the house, was arrested on suspicion of assault after the incident. The post-mortem examinations found the cause of death was from a stab wound in the chest.