New York man fatally stabs teen brother while he’s playing video games, officials say

Robert Rivera, 19, fatally stabbed his brother while he’s playing video games, police said.

(Suffolk County Police Department)

A New York man was arrested after stabbing his brother to death while he was playing video games and with Friday, the officials said.

Robert Rivera, 19, walked into the bedroom of his Brentwood home, where his brother Brian Castillo, 17, was playing video games and put him at least once in the neck with a knife, Assistant District Lawrence Opisso said.

Rivera was charged with second-degree murder, Suffolk County police said.

Castillo went to the front yard, after he was stabbed and said to his father: “look what Robert did to me,” Opisso said, according to Newsday. Castillo then collapsed and died in the front yard, police said.

Rivera fled the scene, but was found 20 minutes later walking along the Sagitkos State Parkway, prosecutors said. Rivera allegedly gave a recorded confession to the murder.

Steve Fondulis, Rivera’s court-appointed lawyer, told the newspaper his client has a history of mental illness and needs medication.

The police spoke with the family about Rivera’s background and possible motive, the Suffolk County police Homicide Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer told Newsday.

Rivera is by the court on Aug. 30.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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