Grandmother witnesses grandsons’ stabbing

Grandmother witnesses grandsons’ stabbing

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Two Auburn brothers, 24-year old Kadarrious Beasley and 24-year old Kentarious Beasley, have been arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder after police say they stabbed two other brothers outside of their grandmother's home in Opelika.

One of the victims died at East Alabama Medical Center, while his brother is listed in critical condition.

The suspects, twin brothers, are being questioned by Opelika investigators, and will be taken the lee county justice center.

Mattie Dowdell, the victims' grandmother, witnessed the event outside of her home at Brookhaven Trailer Park in Opelika.

At around 6 p.m. on Saturday night, she walked outside to see her grandson, 35-year-old Gregory Moody, fighting with two men.  Her other grandson, 28-year-old William Moody Dowdell was attempting to break-up the confrontation.  Then, both of her grandsons were stabbed and fell to the ground in their own blood.

"I am deeply hurt, I don't know, I am just trying to get hold up and be strong," Mattie said.  "William was between Greg and the boy tiny, Greg was over here, this was William, William was trying to break it up and I saw him grab the knife and do this and snatched it out."

She says both of her grandson's fell to the gravel road in front of her home. She grabbed towels to put pressure on their wounds, and then helped the injured brothers hold hands as they waited for the ambulance.

"He said 'Grandmother give me my brother's hand.' That was Greg talking to William, so I took my hand and put their hands together and he said 'I have got to go, someone take care of my brother, someone take care of my brother,'" Mattie recalled.

Greg Moody died at East Alabama Medical Center, his brother William Moody Dowdell had emergency surgery and is in critical condition.

"I am trying to be strong. It's all I can do," Mattie said. "I don't know what is happening in this world today, Jesus, but children are beating up on each other and there is something going on with this generation today Satan is a loose out here and we just have to pray he goes on and ask God for strength, that's all I can say."

Police have recovered a knife at the scene, but are not commenting on a motive at this time.

This is the third murder in Opelika in four weekends.  Community, city, and church leaders are organizing events to speak out against the recent violence.

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