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Cops: Long Island teen tried to kill younger brother

Ruben Renderos, 18, of Williston Park, is accused of stabbing his 14-year-old brother in the head and body, Nassau Police say.
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A Long Island teenager was arrested Friday evening after cops said he wanted to kill himself, but instead grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed his 14-year-old brother in the head and body, according to a March 15 police news release.

Ruben Renderos, 18, of Williston Park, was released without bail after being arraigned Saturday on attempted murder, assault and weapons charges. He was released without bail and could not be reached for comment.

Detectives said Renderos was alone with his younger brother in their Willis Avenue home on Friday when he said he wanted to commit suicide. He then allegedly told the 14-year-old that he was going to kill him, too, “so he would not suffer being lonely,” the news release said.

Renderos, according to investigators, picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed his brother in the head, back and chest before running out of the home. The 14-year-old victim was able to call his parents and asked them to call the police, authorities said.

Third Precinct officers were canvassing the neighborhood when they found Renderos walking along Jackson Avenue near Chamindale High School in Mineola. He was arrested without incident and charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon.

Police said the victim was taken to a local hospital and in stable condition Saturday.

Renderos is due back in court on Tuesday.