Fla. Panhandle Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Brother

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Panhandle woman fatally stabbed her brother after he poured beer on her.

Thirty-year-old Nichole Tamara Hewitt-Melikjanyan is charged with murder in the death of 24-year-old Jessie James McCloud .

The siblings' father, Lyle McCloud, told police the two had began arguing in the kitchen early Sunday in Shalimar east of Pensacola.

The father says Jessie poured a beer on her, she took a swing at him and after he tried to restrain her, she stabbed him twice in the chest with a serrated knife.

She is being held without bail.

It was not known if she had an attorney.

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