Triplet Charged With Brother’s Murder

Kenneth Jernigan Stabbed Brother Kevin With KItchen Knife

Kenneth Jernigan appeared to break down just seconds after appearing in front of a judge for one count of murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime

A police detective told the court they received a call for service at the King Street residence where they found Kevin Jernigan dead on the scene from a single stab wound to the chest.

Kenneth Jernigan told police that he accidentally stabbed his brother with a red handled kitchen knife when his brother came up to hug him.

But a homicide detective testified the evidence doesn’t support Kenneth’s version of what happened. The police detective declined to answer the public defender when asked about a specific motive.

In a gut wrenching scene, the other surviving tripletĀ  appeared to testify on Kenneth Jernigan’s behalf but broke down, his message was barely audible in between cries.

” I love you, you hear me?,” his brother asked him.

The triplet’s surviving brother told the court he arrived inside the house after the stabbing.

Judge Julius Hunter could not set a bond due to the nature of the charge.

Jernigan’s case was bound over to Superior Court where he could potentially receive bond.

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