A man in Renton, Washington state was arrested after stabbing his 11-year-old brother to death last Saturday.
The incident, which occurred in broad daylight, started in the Asian American family’s home near the 800 block of Monroe Ave. Northeast.
Police found the victim, Murphy Hun, lying on the sidewalk and arrested his brother, Bobby Hun, on the scene.
Bobby, 22, has a history of mental illness, according to the family.
Renton Police are investigating a fatal stabbing of a juvenile by his older adult brother.
More details will be released later. The older brother is in custody.
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Shanty Hak, the siblings’ mother, said that Bobby appeared agitated after visiting his psychiatrist that day. He was on medication but still “seemed out of control.”
She then tried to get Murphy to help calm his brother down. To her horror, Bobby instead took a kitchen knife and went after his brother.
“That’s the time I started and called Murphy,” Shanty told KIRO 7. “I said ‘Murphy, run out of house.’ He was panicked because he didn’t know what to do.”
The distressed mother says she tried to block Bobby, but she was overpowered. She ran after him as he chased Murphy into the streets.
Shanty says she tried calling neighbors for help. However, no one intervened during the attack, and by the time she reached her children, Murphy already had stab wounds.
“I got closer and I just saw all this blood,” neighbor Thomas Rountree told KIRO7 in another report. “It literally looked like the kid got into a shower and was just drenched in blood.”
“I can’t imagine hurting my little sister,” Stephanie Martinez, a local, told Q13 FOX. “So I can’t imagine his parents’ pain, having to see that one of their kids is dead, while the other one is in custody.”
Murphy was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, but he died before reaching the hospital, according to the Seattle Times. Bobby, on the other hand, was booked at the King County Jail for homicide.
Murphy was an alumnus of Kennydale Elementary School and had been attending McKnight Middle School. Loved ones describe him as a friendly and respectful child.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family “take their mind off the costs associated with this tragedy while they are grieving.” As of this writing, the fundraiser has collected more than $3,800 of its $20,000 goal.
Feature Images via KIRO 7 (left; screenshot) and Shanty Hak (right)