MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (WCCO) — Criminal charges say that both brothers in Tuesday evening’s fratricide in Mounds View had been drinking before their argument resulted in fatal violence.

Fifty-six-year-old Jay Herbert Hilling was arrested after his 51-year-old brother Michael Scott Hilling was found stabbed to death at the townhome they shared.

“What am I, the bad guy? Michael came at me,” Jay Hilling reportedly told officers at the scene. “I don’t know what happened.”

Jay Hilling told officers that his brother came to his room with the knife in hand. He said the two struggled, but he told officers he didn’t know how his brother was injured.

The two brothers also lived with their ailing 77-year-old mother, who police said was at home at the time of the murder. She told police her sons argued and fought frequently.

Police records revealed about 35 calls to the house dating back to May 2005. The calls range from reports of domestic assault, drunkenness and medical calls to aggravated assault with a weapon.

According to the charges, Jay Hilling had a blood alcohol level of 0.15, whereas preliminary tests indicate Michael Hilling’s blood alcohol was at 0.32.

Michael Hilling was stabbed multiple times in the chest. Provisional autopsy results indicate he had been stabbed in the heart.

Jay Hilling is charged with second-degree murder.

Comments (12)
  1. Red says:

    Boy- he is one ugly freak. ya thnk

    1. John says:

      Watch me make my eyes pop outta my head!

  2. Red says:

    Boy- he is one ugly freak. ya think

  3. Lacking socialization? says:

    Two fifty+ year old brothers living with their mother. I am guessing their social skills were not fully developed.

  4. Buggy says:

    Can’t you hear the banjo music playing

  5. P. says:

    Wonder if these guys are from Bismarck? There was a Jay Hilling with little brother Mike 2 doors down from me and I babysat Mike a few times! Wierd.

  6. Denny says:

    Wholly cow now that’s a face for radio.

  7. Nancy Aleshire says:

    I feel bad for the mother having to live with alcoholic sons. Sounds like Adult Protection should have found a better place for her to live.

  8. lcanty says:

    He looks like Golum. Drugs and alcohol literally turn people into demons.

  9. Mom's Favorite says:

    I’m sure he is the good brother as he was only “half as drunk”.

  10. Michael Bailey says:

    you all really need to get a life none of you know them I have known mike for some time now and he was a loving and caring man that took care of his mother while his brother stole meds from his mother and started fights with his brother.mike. many times I sat on skype voice chatting and could hear his brother slapping him around. jay belongs behind bars for the remainder of his life. R.I.P mike

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