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 triplet 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.