Police Say Crittenden County Man Stabbed Brother 14 Times, Killing Him

MARCH 7, 2005 - Posted at 12:31 p.m. CST

SUNSET, AR - A Crittenden County man is charged with first-degree murder for the stabbing death of his brother in Sunset.

Police say 51-year-old Lonnie Phillips stabbed his brother, 60-year-old Leonard Holly.  Authorities say Holly was stabbed 14 times.  The incident happened around 8 a.m. Friday, according to a spokesman with the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department.

Phillips, Holly and their stroke-ridden 93-year-old mother shared a home in Sunset.  Authorities say the woman was in her bedroom during the attack and was not hurt.

Phillips is scheduled to appear in West Memphis District Court today for arraignment.

Phillips self-published a book, "2nd Son," described in an online review as an inspirational work.  It includes references to growing up in Sunset.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)