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Booze-Fueled Brawl Between Two Brothers In California Ends With Murder Charge, Police Say

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Source: Hanford Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jul. 28 2022, Published 4:40 p.m. ET

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Two brothers got into a brawl in a California street, and one is now under arrest for killing the other, authorities said.

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Around 12:30 a.m. on July 27, police in Hanford responded to the report of two people fighting, KMPH-TV reported.

At the scene, officers discovered Steven Desoto, 29, lying in the street and suffering from “major injuries to his head and face,” according to police.

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He was rushed to an area hospital, where he died, and detectives later placed his younger brother, 23-year-old Elias Desoto, under arrest in connection to the incident.

The suspect allegedly told detectives that he and his sibling were drinking before the fight and a dispute escalated to physical violence, police said.

Elias Desoto was being held on homicide charges at the Kings County jail, according to KMPH-TV.

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