Tragedy struck late Sunday following the Green Bay Packers' 34-31 playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys.
A confrontation between two brothers wound up turning deadly, when 46-year-old Robert Boyer and 40-year-old Justin Boyer got into a heated argument after a night of watching the game and drinking.
They were initially separated by a roommate but Justin then returned and attacked Robert, who was then stabbed by the eldest brother in self defense, Las Vegas Metro Police say.
Neighbour Robert Lewis says he found Justin with multiple stab wounds at his front door, and claims he can't believe his neighbour was involved in a fight for such an absurd reason. "I’m passionate. I’m an Eagles fan and I’m passionate about my Eagles," Lewis said. "But to get to that level over a ballgame is just crazy. Unreal. Unbelievable."
Additionally Patricia Lewis, Robert's wife, said that just after 11:30 P.M. on Sunday she saw the man bleeding to death on their front porch. "He just asked for help. He was moaning he needed help,” Patricia said to NBC 3 News Las Vegas. “He was obviously intoxicated. He was just begging for help."
Justin eventually died at UMC hospital later on that night.
Officers believe Robert's claim that he acted in self-defense. Sources say that Justin suffers from mental illness, and that friends stated that Dallas's upset at the hands of Green Bay triggered his anger.
In any case, it is a useless loss of life over a futile reason.
Source: NBC 3 · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press