|Tuesday, November 19, 2013|
|In sword killing, man gave up role of "brother's keeper"|
By Tony Gonzalez|
Charles and Jordan Masters were as close as two brothers could be —
best friends even, living together last summer in a Donelson apartment.
in Davidson County court on Tuesday, a judge handed down a 25-year
prison sentence for Charles, who killed his brother in August 2012 with
one of the samurai swords they had collected together.
34, killed Jordan, 28, on or just before Aug. 12, 2012, then stayed with
his brother’s body at least four days before calling police to come to
the apartment they shared at the Cedars at Elm Hill complex on Elm Hill
Pike, according to court testimony.
Invoking Biblical themes that would resurface during the hearing,
brother-in-law Jerry Whitney said Charles should have been Jordan’s
“He was the oldest and bigger brother, and most time
bigger brothers, they look out for their younger ones,” he said. “Watch
over them. They’re supposed to protect them and keep their brother safe
from harm and hurt. I feel Charlie had a choice to be his brother’s
keeper, but he chose not to be.”
Read the full story at Tennessean.com.
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