Police say man killed brother with sword, nearly severing head

Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:44pm
Staff reports
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Charles Masters

Metro Nashville Police Department detectives arrested a man Friday morning for allegedly killing his brother with a sword, nearly severing his head.

Charles Masters, 33, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of 28-year-old Jordan Masters following an altercation inside their apartment on Elm Hill Pike. The younger Masters was found last weekend with multiple lacerations that police believe were caused by a sword. According to an MNPD release, Jordan Masters’ head was partially severed.

When emergency crews responded to the apartment, Charles Masters made several unsolicited comments acknowledging that he killed his brother, according to police. The MNPD release said Charles Masters had been laying with his brother’s body for several nights before notifying authorities.

Police still don’t know why the brothers were fighting.

Charles Masters is being held on $750,000 bond.

5 Comments on this post:

By: ScottV2009 on 8/17/12 at 11:23

There can be only One!

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 8/17/12 at 12:04

Yeah, it's all fun and games with you boys until one of you gets your head cut off!

By: NewYorker1 on 8/17/12 at 12:24

Ouch!!!!

By: Jughead on 8/17/12 at 1:28

Mommy, Jordy's got a boo-boo!

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