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Two brothers stab each other over a can of Pepsi

By Mason White 2:05 PM January 22, 2014
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By: Debbie Gross
Two brothers were left with stab wounds after stabbing each other over a can of Pepsi, according to police reports in New Jersey.

Jersey City Police arrived to an apartment on Fremont Street at 10:46 p.m., where they found one of the brothers, 50, with a laceration and lump on the left side of the head, and multiple small puncture wounds to the chest, neck and upper abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

His brother, Michael Charles, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The crime scene was covered in blood, a police officer who responded to the scene said.

One of the brothers told officers that he was watching a game with his brother and his mother, when his brother went to grab the last can of Pepsi.

At that point, the 50-year-old and his brother were under the influence of alcohol.

When the 50-year-old asked his brother not to take the last can of Pepsi, his brother told him: “go f*** yourself,” and then grabbed a pipe and hit him in the head.

The brother stabbed him several times in the chest with a small knife. The man told police that he grabbed the knife and fought back, stabbing his brother in the arm.

The brother of the man fled and police searched the area but did not find him.