Man claims self-defense in brother's death at LP Field; police decide against charges

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:16pm

Metro police have decided not to file charges against a man they say fatally stabbed his brother in the parking lot of LP Field on Saturday night.

Joshua Alexander allegedly stabbed his brother, Jesse Alexander, following Tennessee State University’s homecoming football game Saturday during an argument. Joshua Alexander gave a detailed interview to police in the presence of his attorney Tuesday.

Once the Metro Nashville Police Department’s investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, which could still decide to charge Joshua Alexander.

MNPD detectives believe that Joshua Alexander’s self-defense claim is consistent with eyewitness accounts of the incident.

After the incident, Jesse Alexander, 26, was transported to Baptist Hospital where he died Saturday night.

3 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 10/3/12 at 10:51

It's a sad case no matter what brought it on. Since a Fireman is involved
Atty Gen Johnson should send the case to a Grand Jury hearing to determine
whether probably cause exist or not. Wouldn't want special favor questions.

By: karatero on 10/4/12 at 7:19

How would it be special treatment if the MNPD and Atty Gen Johnson review the case taking everything into account and decide not to press charges? if both concluded there existed no criminal activity using all available evidence and "eyewitness accounts" that are consistent with his detailed account it seem clear and evident there was no criminal act...........

By: Bigbbooks on 10/4/12 at 7:59

Where did Joshua get the knife that he used to stab his brother to death? Wouldn't it have been illegal to carry a knife with a blade large enough to kill someone, thus resulting in criminal charges for weapons possession, if not for murder?