UPDATE: Madison Teen Arrested, Accused Of Stabbing Brother

UPDATED Tuesday, July 10, 2012 --- 4:08 p.m.

The criminal complaint in the case of a 13-year-old boy who stabbed his 21-year-old brother includes multiple witnesses, some of them juveniles.

Police in the complaint say multiple witnesses reported seeing the two "play fighting" in the living room. The play fight escalated into a real fight, and that's when 13-year-old Elijah Canada--who is now being charged as an adult, told his brother "I'm going to kill you," and went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and stabbed his 21-year-old brother once high in the chest, near the collarbone.

Doctors say in the complaint that the victim may have died if he hadn't been so close to a hospital. They also say he may suffer long-term effects from the attack, including loss of mobility in his left arm.

In the complaint, the 13-year-old defendant says his older brother was "messing with him" all day, calling him gay for a necklace he was wearing around his wrist as a bracelet.

He says when their "play fight" escalated, his older brother beat him severely, but officers reported the defendant did not have noticeable injuries.

When questioned about what was going through his mind at the time, the defendant said nothing was going through his mind, and that "all of my anger came out." He said he was angry with his father, because his father was accusing him of stealing things. Then the defendant began to cry. He said his older brother did not have anything in his hands and was not threatening him. He said after grabbing the knife, he hesitated when he saw his nephew looking at him, but then his older brother began taunting him, so he stabbed him. He told investigators he was afraid his brother was going to die.


UPDATED Monday, July 9, 2012 --- 4:10 p.m.

A 13-year-old accused in an attempted homicide will face adult charges.

According to the Dane County District Attorney's office, they are drafting adult charges against the teen after he allegedly tried to kill his older brother.

Police say the brothers were arguing Saturday night in the 1700-block of Fordem Avenue.

The 13-year-old allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed the 21-year-old in the chest. The older brother suffered life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery at a local hospital. Police say it appears he will survive.


UPDATED Sunday, July 8, 2012 --- 1:57 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Madison arrested a 13-year-old boy on an attempted homicide charge for allegedly stabbing his 21-year-old brother in the chest.

Police tell The Capital Times that the brothers were arguing Saturday night and the altercation became physical. The 13-year-old allegedly grabbed a knife and began stabbing his brother in the chest.

The older brother received injuries described as life-threatening, and underwent surgery at a local hospital. Lt. Stephanie Bradley-Wilson says Sunday morning that that it appears he will survive.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Sunday, July 8, 2012 -- 3:19 a.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:
Attempted Homicide

Incident Date:
07/07/2012 - 8:34 PM

1750 Fordem Av

13 yr old male juvenile from Madison, charged with Attempted Homicide

21 yr old male from Madison, currently admitted to a local hospital with a stab wound to the chest

Victim and suspect are brothers. They began arguing in front of their house and the altercation became physical.

The younger brother retrieved a knife and stabbed the older brother in the chest.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with a life-threatening injury and underwent surgery.

The victim remains hospitalized at this time.


Posted: Saturday, July 7, 2012 --- 9:30p.m.

Information from Madison Police:

Madison police confirm a man was stabbed in the 1700 block of Fordem Avenue.

The call came in around 9:00 p.m. Saturday.

The victim has been transported to the hospital. No word on his condition at this time.

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