Twins accused of knife and bat attack in Westerleigh; the victim suffered a puncture of the lung
STATEN ISLAND, NY – It’s a doubling case of trouble.
Twin brothers from the Port Richmond Center attacked a victim in Westerleigh nearly three months ago, puncturing his lung, prosecutors said.
Brandon Wood, 22, stabbed the victim with a knife, while his brother, Kevin Wood, hit the 31-year-old with a baseball bat, according to criminal complaints.
The assault took place around 1 a.m. on November 7 behind a location on the 200 block of Watchogue Road, according to the complaints.
The victim was taken to the University of Richmond Medical Center in West Brighton, a police spokesperson previously told Advance / SILive.com. His injuries did not appear to be life threatening, the spokesperson said.
Criminal complaints did not specify what precipitated the alleged attack.
The defendants live at the same Crystal Avenue address, authorities said.
Brandon Wood was charged with first, second and third degree assault, as well as possession of a criminal weapon.
Kevin Wood has been charged with second and third degree assault and possession of a criminal weapon.
The defendants pleaded not guilty when arraigned in the St. George State Supreme Court on Tuesday.
They were released under surveillance.
Their next court date is February 19.
Maria Guastella, Kevin Wood’s lawyer, declined to comment on the case.
Brandon Wood’s attorney did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.