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Teenage Brothers Fight Over Video Game - One Fatally Stabbed (Where is Lieberman?)
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A fight over a video game ended with a 16-year-old Delaware County boy dead and his younger brother charged with his murder.

"I just stabbed my brother," a sobbing Jahmir Ricks, 13, allegedly told police as they arrived at the home in the 200 block of North Maple Avenue, Lansdowne, in response to a 911 medical emergency call Sunday afternoon.

The younger Ricks has been charged as an adult with first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and other related charges after he allegedly took a steak knife and killed Antwan Ricks.

The two had been playing a sports video game when an argument erupted over who would play the next game, according to Lansdowne Police Chief Daniel J. Kortan Jr. "It was a dispute over the use of a video game," he said.

Police said the older boy had lost the game but did not give the next turn with the controller to his brother.

When officers got to the house just before 1 p.m., they found Jahmir Ricks out front crying. According to the police report, both he and his mother, Christine Ricks, told them that he had stabbed his brother. She said that her boyfriend, Joseph Fletcher, had decided not to wait for an ambulance and had taken "the lifeless body" of Antwan Ricks to nearby Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20070718_Teen_c...
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