A 20-year-old Massachusetts man accused of stabbing and killing his brother during a fight over the family's Wi-Fi connection was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday.
Showing no emotion, Timothy Record stood in front of the judge wearing a suit jacket, no shoes and pajama pants while he pleaded not guilty to the murder of his older brother, Nathan, at their family's Leominster home on Lakeshore Drive just before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police, after spending the night examining the crime scene, said the 23-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Although Timothy Record's attorney wouldn't comment on a motive, court documents show a physical fight broke out between Record and his older brother over the use of devices overwhelming the Wi-Fi that culminated in the defendant grabbing a kitchen knife and using it to stab Nathan Record in the chest.
"I would say the family is in mourning at this point," defense attorney Blake Rubin said. "That's probably the best way to describe their situation. Very sad, very tragic."
Rubin added that the brothers lived with their mother and stepfather.
Record was wearing blue, jail-issued clothing as he was escorted into the courthouse Wednesday morning.
He's due back in court on Oct. 6 for a status hearing.
The investigation into Nathan Record's stabbing death is ongoing.