User Login    
 + Register
News : No Charges To Be Filed Against Missouri Man Who Stabbed Brother To Death
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/9 6:45:24 (717 reads) News by the same author

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - While holding his baby daughter, Ryan Storey killed his aggressive, drunken, threatening brother with a pocketknife in a homicide that was justifiable, authorities have ruled.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Ryan Storey, 31, of St. James will not be charged after his actions were deemed self-defense.

He stabbed Curtis Storey, 29, of Springfield in the chest at their mother's South New Avenue home on April 17, 2013, police said.

Based on facts in the case, "Curtis is clearly the initial aggressor and (Ryan) is entitled to act in self-defense," Greene County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Todd Myers wrote in a document.

According to the document, Curtis was intoxicated and attempting to fight Ryan, following him from the house as Ryan was trying to leave. He grabbed Ryan while Ryan was holding his child in a baby carrier.

"Ryan told Curtis that he did not want to fight and was trying to leave. Ryan also told Curtis that if he was assaulted, he would stab Curtis," the document said.

Curtis then allegedly hit Ryan in the face and was stabbed one time in the chest with a pocketknife. Myers wrote that the following factors made it reasonable for Ryan to think deadly force was needed:

• Curtis continued to seek an altercation even though Ryan had threatened to use deadly force and was holding his baby daughter.

• The brothers had a history of being involved in fights. "Curtis was stronger than Ryan and had a history of injuring him," the document said.

• Curtis made several comments regarding how he was going to assault Ryan.

Springfield police said they arrived after the incident and found Curtis in the backyard with a stab wound. Ryan allegedly told a sergeant that the knife he used "is on an armoire in the back." Ryan allegedly cried and said, "Oh God no, oh God please, Oh please let him be OK."

Curtis was transported to a hospital and later died. A toxicology report indicated his blood alcohol level was 0.233. Others were present at the home and were questioned by police.

According to the document, a witness told police that Curtis became verbally confrontational with his mother for giving him an eviction notice. The witness said Ryan was worried about leaving his mother alone with Curtis because of the way Curtis was talking to her.

Ryan reportedly told Curtis he wasn't leaving until Curtis stopped speaking that way to their mother, and Curtis then threatened him. The witness said Curtis punched Ryan and grabbed him around the throat, and Ryan pulled his knife out of a pants pocket during the struggle.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/4/1 6:34:41 - Accidents Reported In Near Green City And Carrollton
2015/3/30 13:20:00 - Amber Alert Issued For 13-Year Old, Missing From Henry County
2015/3/30 12:00:00 - Trenton Municipal Utilities Sets Budget For Fiscal Year
2015/3/30 11:50:34 - Princeton's Schoonover Receives High Score In Percussion Solo
2015/3/30 11:00:00 - Trenton HS Instrumental Music Department Earns Ten "1's" At Districts
2015/3/30 11:00:00 - THS Vocalists Excel In Districts
2015/3/30 10:32:27 - Area Teens Injured In Truck Accident
2015/3/28 5:50:29 - Harrison County Accident Injures Ridgeway Woman
2015/3/27 16:19:18 - Milan Blisters Putnam County To Open Baseball Season
2015/3/27 16:15:35 - Trenton Kiwanis To Host Easter Egg Hunt At Moberly Park
2015/3/27 16:08:33 - Pershing Boyhood Home To Host Easter Egg Hunt
2015/3/27 15:59:31 - Michigan Wolverines End Mizzou's Season In WNIT's Third Round
2015/3/27 15:52:45 - Royals Right Fielder Out With Jammed Thumb
2015/3/27 15:40:00 - Royals Lose Young Right-Hander On Waivers To San Diego
2015/3/27 14:20:00 - Trenton Bulldogs Sweep Early Bird Relays
2015/3/27 13:30:00 - NCMC Softball Routs Graceland's JV, Runs Winning Streak To 11
2015/3/27 11:40:00 - MBCA Announces All-State Academic Basketball Team
2015/3/27 11:32:48 - Highway 65 Accident Injures Three
2015/3/27 11:21:58 - Trenton Family Aquatics Center To Hold Lifeguarding Course
2015/3/27 11:07:22 - Chillicothe City Council Scheduled To Meet Monday Night
2015/3/27 9:40:00 - MBCA Announces All-State Basketball Team
2015/3/27 9:00:09 - Malta Bend Man Catches Record-Breaking Catfish In the Missouri River
2015/3/27 9:00:00 - THS Graduate Rebekah Capeder Named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American
2015/3/27 8:40:00 - Trenton Residents Meet, Brainstorm Ideas To Improve City
2015/3/27 8:37:34 - Health Center Hosts Open House To Kick Off Public Health Month
2015/3/27 8:31:22 - Gun Show Coming To Marceline This Weekend
2015/3/27 8:26:02 - State To Fully Fund A+ Program In Spring Term
2015/3/27 8:22:55 - Huffington Post Names NCMC As "Top Ten" Community College In U.S.
2015/3/27 8:20:57 - Senator McCaskill To Host Senior Listening Session In Chillicothe
2015/3/27 7:49:44 - MoDOT Warns Of Potential Bridge Closings, Without Financial Help



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM