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Nov 19, 2012 12:25 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Man Charged With Stabbing Brother With Kitchen Knife

Nov 20, 2012 11:42 AM

A Southampton man was arrested at his home on Saturday afternoon, hours after Southampton Town Police said he stabbed his brother numerous times there with large kitchen knife, landing him in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Maxwell B. Irwin, 22, broke into his brother’s room at their Wiltshire Street house via a rear window using a ladder at 6:44 a.m., according to a police report. He then intentionally stabbed his brother numerous times in the chest and torso, causing him to suffer multiple wounds, including a collapsed lung, police said.

The victim was rushed to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was listed as stable on Monday, detectives said. Police did not answer several questions this week about the case, including why Mr. Irwin needed to use a ladder, whether his victim was older or younger than he, who called police, who, if anyone, was home at the time of the incident and why Mr. Irwin was arrested several hours afterward, at 1:12 p.m. on Saturday.

Mr. Irwin was charged with first-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, according to authorities. He was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $1 million bail following arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court, detectives said.

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By Bill in Riverhead (190), Riverhead on Nov 19, 12 1:34 PM
What an awful thing to say! Clearly this kid has serious problems and needs help. I remember him when he was young. Something must have gone badly wrong in his life. I hope his brother will be alright.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Nov 19, 12 3:12 PM
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Dear Goldenrod, yes it's true that we were all young and innocent once, but as we get older we must accept responsibility for our own actions, not blame society for every misfit toy that escapes from the factory...sorry you don't like my sense of humor, you either get me or you don't...
By Bill in Riverhead (190), Riverhead on Nov 23, 12 10:56 AM
You all need to stop this. My kids grew up with the Irwin's. They are a family just like yours and mine. stop it, leave them alone, and respect their privacy. Their father is such a kind man and, so devastated.
By local (106), north sea on Nov 24, 12 11:17 AM
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Is there any update to this story?
By traffic (26), Southampton on Mar 7, 13 2:43 PM