Two Cedar Rapids brothers got in a fight Sunday and police say one stabbed the other to death. Thirty-one-year-old Jason Hanson is being held on a murder charge in the slaying of his 29-year-old brother Matthew.
Sergeant Cristy Hamblin, a police spokeswoman, says officers were called to the apartment about 5:30 Sunday morning for a domestic disturbance and found the man on the floor, bleeding.
Hamblin says the officers didn’t know that the injuries were from stab wounds but that was determined later. She says officers also determined the two people involved were brothers. The younger Hanson was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A family friend, Nathan Page, made a statement to the media about the incident.
Page says: "The facts are unknown however we do know the brothers both loved each other very much. This is an unfortunate event that never should have happened." Page asked for time to let the family grieve. He also said one other person was in the apartment when the fight started between the two brothers.
"It was an argument taken too far, that’s all it was," Page said. Jason Hanson was taken to the Jones County Jail in Anamosa on a charge of first-degree murder. He’s scheduled to make an initial appearance in court on that charge this morning. Police are still questioning other people at the apartment building to try and determine exactly what happened.