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Teen kills older brother in sibling spat

LEOMINSTER, Mass., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts teenager was charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his brother to death during an argument, prosecutors said.

Andrew Morales, 18, allegedly plunged a knife into the chest of his 22-year-old brother, Richard, during an argument Sunday that started with the two men tossing clothes at each other, The Boston Globe said Tuesday.

Police arrived at the Leominster, Mass., home the men shared with their father, to find Andrew Morales screaming for help as he pressed down on his brother's wound.

The teenager, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday, was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. He was being held without bond.

"It was spur-of-the-moment anger between two young fellas,'' the brothers' grandfather, Jesus M. Morales Sr., told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. "I pray God will bring the family together.''

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