JORDANVILLE, N.Y. (TCD) -- A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his 67-year-old father and 12-year-old sister to death Sunday night.
The New York State Police announced in a statement that Michael J. Andreev Jr. was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
According to the statement, troopers responded to a residence on State Route 167 in Jordanville for a report of a stabbing at approximately 7:11 p.m. on September 19. Michael J. Andreev Sr. and his daughter Sofia Trusova were pronounced dead at the scene.
New York State Police said Andreev Jr. was discovered in the front yard with a laceration to his neck. He was transported to a hospital to undergo surgery. He was arrested after being discharged from Upstate University Hospital, the police said.
Trooper Jack Keller told WKTV-TV, "The younger brother sees and hears the stabbing occur. He immediately runs out of the residence, tries to look for help. Goes back in the residence because he knows his 12-year-old sister is in the house. Finds her, also with stab wounds, runs back out of the house, and at this point contacts one of the neighbors, who calls 911 immediately to report the stabbing."
According to WKTV, Trusova’s stepmother was allegedly in Russia visiting family at the time of the incident but was trying to make her way back to the U.S.
WKTV reports Andreev Jr. is being held at the Herkimer County Jail without bail.