St. Petersburg man stabs brother, police say

An argument between two brothers ends with a charge of attempted murder, according to St. Petersburg police.
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Published March 12, 2021|Updated March 12, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG — A 37-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed his brother during an argument Thursday night.

The incident took place Thursday about 5:11 p.m. in the 2000 block of Queensboro Avenue S, according to St. Petersburg police.

Jerald Nelson got into an argument with his brother that turned physical, police said.

Nelson grabbed a kitchen knife and told his brother “he was going to stab and kill the victim,” according to the arrest report.

When a family member got between them, the report said, Nelson said he would also kill that relative if the relative didn’t move.

Then Nelson stabbed his brother once in the chest with the 5-inch blade, police said.

After his arrest, while being placed inside a police cruiser, the report said Nelson told officers “he hopes his brother dies.”

The brother was seriously injured and treated at a hospital. His injury was not life-threatening, police said.

Nelson was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he was being held Friday without bail.