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Police: Largo man stabs brother to death after fight over trash can

LARGO — A fight over a trash can led to a man stabbing his older brother to death with a pair of scissors Monday morning, police said.

Matthew Cisco, 20, and his brother, Christopher Cisco, 26, had lived together in a two-story home in the 3000 block of South Pines Drive in Largo, just north of Ulmerton Road, since February. They worked together in a family-owned painting business.

On Monday morning, the brothers got into an argument about moving a trash can in the driveway, Largo police said. The confrontation escalated and they began to scuffle on a living room couch.

Matthew then grabbed a pair of scissors on a nearby coffee table and stabbed Christopher two times in the chest, police said.

Christopher died at the scene. Matthew left the house and asked a neighbor, who had heard yelling, to call 911.

Officers arrested Matthew, who admitted to stabbing his brother, an arrest affidavit states.

Matthew was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he remained Monday without bail.

Police: Largo man stabs brother to death after fight over trash can 07/14/14 [Last modified: Monday, July 14, 2014 6:14pm]
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