Update: James Morrison Busted for Fatally Stabbing Brother Jesse Eleven Times (19)

James Robert Morrison. More photos below.
James Robert Morrison. More photos below.

Update: Last week, we told you about a fatal stabbing on Elm Street, with the suspected killer described as having known the victim; see our previous coverage below. That turns out to have been an understatement. The dead man has been identified as Jesse James Morrison, 23 -- and the man arrested in the crime was his older brother, James Robert Morrison. And the number of wounds is calculated at eleven. Continue for photos, details and more.

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At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, Denver police officers responded to a report of a stabbing on the 3500 block of Elm Street. The victim was rushed to Denver Health.

The Denver coroner's office subsequently revealed that Morrison was pronounced dead at 12:57 a.m. "An autopsy was completed to determine the cause and manner of death," a release noted. "The cause of death is sharp-force injuries. The manner of death is homicide."

A photo tweeted from the crime scene by Fox31's Joshua Hans.
A photo tweeted from the crime scene by Fox31's Joshua Hans.

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The DPD quickly took a suspect into custody and tweeted that he "knew victim." The department also put out a release noting that identification would wait until next of kin was notified, without mentioning that the arrestee was actually a relative of the victim.

A probable cause statement accessed by 7News confirms that Jesse and James were brothers.

It also points out that Jesse was found to have been stabbed a total of eleven times.

The wounds were found on his torso, back and sides.

Thus far, the Denver District Attorney's Office hasn't announced charges against James, but they're anticipated. Here's a larger look at his booking photo, followed by our previous coverage.

James Robert Morrison.
James Robert Morrison.

Original post, 5:10 a.m. November 13: Just after midnight, in the language of the Denver Police Department, a stabbing victim living near 35th and Elm in Denver was "pronounced." A suspect in the crime -- one who's said to have known the deceased -- is in custody. Here's the latest.

First official word of the slaying came from the Denver Police Department via this tweet:

Below, see an interactive graphic of the block in question. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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A followup DPD tweet adds another key detail:

Most of the late-night TV journos who might otherwise report from the scene of such an event are covering yet another bitterly cold commute. But 9News' Noel Brennan offered this tweet from the location....

...with Fox31's Joshua Hans doing likewise:

The phrase "knew victim" covers a lot of territory -- and thus far, the name of neither the suspect nor the person who died has been released.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.


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