Investigators say teen 'brutally attacked' little brother

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Shae Holloway is accused of stabbing his baby brother, Princeton, to death. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Robert Culp) Shae Holloway is accused of stabbing his baby brother, Princeton, to death. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Robert Culp)
Shae Edward Holloway at his initial court appearance (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court) Shae Edward Holloway at his initial court appearance (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court)
(Source: Maricopa County Superior Court) (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court)
This is Princeton's mother's favorite picture of him. (Source: Robert Culp) This is Princeton's mother's favorite picture of him. (Source: Robert Culp)
Shae Holloway. (Source: MCSO) Shae Holloway. (Source: MCSO)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Investigators say a 16-year-old boy "brutally attacked" his 3-year-old brother "without warning or provocation," according to court documents released on Wednesday.

Shae Holloway threw the victim down from the second floor of their home causing him to hit the wall railing and dislodge it, investigators said. Holloway then ran down the stairs and grabbed a large carving knife from the kitchen and began stabbing the toddler multiple times.

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It happened at their home in Youngtown on Saturday.

The attack was witnessed by Holloway's three other siblings. Holloway's 9-year-old sister tried to stop him and she was stabbed multiple times.

Holloway's 17-year-old brother was able to grab the 9-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy and run from the home. The children told authorities that Holloway chased them and they were afraid he was going to stab them.

The teen ran from the house and was chased by deputies, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. He was later tackled by deputies and placed under arrest.

"The suspect was covered in blood and there (were) also traces of blood on the roadways," Arpaio said.

Investigators questioned Holloway without a parent or attorney present. He told them he killed his brother but would not say why or how he did it.

Holloway did request an attorney after three questions.

The suspect was injured during the attack and his left arm appeared bandaged in a video of his initial court appearance. Holloway only said his name during that brief court hearing.

He is facing charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and endangerment.

His bond has been set at $1 million.

Princeton's family has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover funeral costs.

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