A Williston Park teenager has been arrested for allegedly trying to fatally stab his 14-year-old brother so that the victim wouldn’t be lonely when the suspect killed himself, Nassau County police said.

Third Squad detectives charged 18-year-old Ruben A. Renderos with second-degree attempted murder, assault and posession of a dangerous weapon.

Police said Renderos  stabbed the vicim with  a kitchen knife multiple times in the back, head, and chest at their home shortly before 8 p.m. Friday.

The victim called his parents, who were not home at the time, and asked if they could call the police, prompting Renderos to flee the house on foot, police said.

Officers apprehended Renderos shortly later walking on Jackson Avenue near Chaminade High School in Mineola.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is listed in stable condition while being treated for his wounds.


Renderos was released without bail Saturday and is due back in court Tuesday.


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