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Police: Pinellas Park man stabbed cousin, then himself

PINELLAS PARK — A man was seriously injured early Monday after police say he stabbed his cousin in the chest, then turned the knife on himself.

The man's mother called police about 9:45 p.m. Monday from her home in the 6700 block of 77th Terrace N. According to the woman, her son, Olin Hess, 37 had spent the day complaining that he did not want his cousin, Timothy Adams, 32, in the house.

When she refused to make Adams leave, the woman said, her son told her he would stab his cousin. He went into his bedroom and returned with a knife, then went into the room where Adams was and stabbed him in the chest, police said.

When the woman went outside to call police, they said, Hess exited behind her, a knife sticking out of his chest.

Adams ran away, and police found him about five minutes after they arrived, hiding at a nearby home. A K-9 unit found Hess hiding in the 7800 block of 70th Street. He did not comply with orders to surrender, police said, and was "subdued" by the K-9, named Tank.

Adams was taken to a nearby hospital as a trauma alert. He was listed in stable condition early Monday. Hess's injuries were considered life-threatening, and police said his stab wound was self-inflicted.

Hess faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, police said.

Police: Pinellas Park man stabbed cousin, then himself 06/30/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2014 7:39am]
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