Man Stabbed to Death by Brother in Queens, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on January 11, 2013 8:19am | Updated on January 11, 2013 3:46pm

 Jose Romero was stabbed to death in Far Rockaway early Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
Jose Romero was stabbed to death in Far Rockaway early Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
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FAR ROCKAWAY — A 27-year-old man was found stabbed to death early Friday morning near Rockaway Park — and cops have charged his brother with the murder, according to the NYPD.

Jose Romero was discovered inside of 125 Beach 17th St. about 2 a.m. with multiple stab wounds covering his body, police said.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.

Romero's brother, 23-year-old Kenny Romero, has since been charged with second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

The incident occurred after the victim and his brother returned home drunk from a funeral they had attended earlier that day, sources said. The two got into an argument, which quickly escalated to violence.

That's when Kenny Romero drew a knife and stabbed his brother, sources said.

The surviving brother turned himself in at the scene, sources said.

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