Man, 68, accused of killing younger brother in Thanksgiving argument

  • Harry Patterson Jr.
Harry Patterson Jr. (Photo courtesy of Baltimore…)
November 26, 2010|By Nick Madigan and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A 68-year-old Baltimore man was in custody Friday, accused of killing his brother in a Thanksgiving Day argument.

Harry Patterson Jr., who turns 69 Saturday, has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, two assault counts and a weapons charge after the stabbing death of his younger sibling, Robin Patterson, 51.

Police said the incident occurred Thursday in the 4400 block of Belvieu Ave., and stemmed from an argument between the suspect and his wife. When Robin Patterson tried to intervene, Harry Patterson went into the kitchen and returned with a knife, according to charging documents. Patterson stabbed his brother three times: once to the back and twice in his left arm, police said. He then dropped the knife and fled the scene.

Police found Harry Patterson walking several blocks nearby in the 4500 block of Laredo Ave. and Patterson confessed to detectives to stabbing his brother, according to the charging documents.

Robin Patterson was taken to Sinai Hospital and died Friday morning of his injuries.

No one answered at Harry Patterson's brick rowhouse on Presstman Street or the wide Victorian-style home on Belvieu.

Police have not released the cause of the argument. The defendant was being held in the city jail.

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