A Corona man suspected of fatally stabbing his half-brother and seriously wounding two other men was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail.
Brandon Joseph Barber, 29, was booked Monday into the Robert Presley Jail on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury.
According to Corona police Sgt. Chad Fountain, Barber got into a confrontation for unspecified reasons with his half-brother, 24-year-old Jesse Maturino, outside a residence in the 1300 block of Turquoise Drive, near Zircon Street, about 5 p.m.
Fountain alleged that the suspect pulled a knife and plunged it into Maturino, who collapsed in the middle of the street.
Two other men who may have tried to intervene — 47-year-old Miguel Maturino and 23-year-old Alex Necoeche — were also allegedly stabbed by Barber, according to the sergeant.
He said witnesses called 911, and officers converged on the location within a couple of minutes, taking Barber into custody without a struggle.
Jesse Maturino was pronounced dead by paramedics, while Miguel Maturino and Necoeche were taken to Corona Regional Medical Center in serious but stable condition, according to police.
According to court records, Barber has a prior misdemeanor conviction for driving under the influence.
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