- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Douglas County prosecutor says an Omaha man accused of killing his older brother sliced his throat to make sure he was dead.

Prosecutor David Wear said Wednesday that 23-year-old Stephen Russell used a knife to saw his brother’s neck for a minute. The body of 27-year-old Jonathan Russell was found by his mother Saturday at the family home. He died of multiple stab wounds and from his throat being slit.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CVQ2ml ) that Stephen Russell was charged with first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony after turning himself in to authorities.

A judge has ordered that Stephen Russell be held without bail. Online court records don’t list an attorney to request comment on his behalf.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com



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