Boy, 13, stabs brother, says jail better than 8-hour drive, deputies say

A 13-year-old boy was charged with stabbing his brother and told investigators he would rather go to jail than eight hours in a car with his sibling.

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Authorities said the boy stabbed his 15-year-old brother three times in the arm with a pocketknife, The Associated Press reported.

He told investigators he did not regret stabbing his brother, who had been making fun of him. Deputies said the boy told them, “I’d rather be in jail than eight hours in the car with him.”

The boy was arrested Saturday by Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, investigators said.

The boys live in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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