Georgia woman stabs brother because he wouldn’t let her have lasagna, police say

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia woman found herself in hot water after allegedly stabbing her brother over a love of pasta.

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Columbia County deputies were called to the 400 block of Millwater Court in reference to a domestic situation.

Prior to deputies arriving, dispatch got a call from the victim, Earnest Hardwick, who said his sister, Brilena Hardwick, stabbed him.

Earnest Hardwick also told deputies that he had locked himself in the laundry room while calling 911.


According to the incident report, Earnest Hardwick and Brilena Hardwick began arguing over dinner. After several minutes passed, Brilena Hardwick allegedly started yelling at Earnest Hardwick, and told him, “just hit me in the head with the stove door”.

When asked why they were arguing, she said he would not allow her to get the lasagna out of the refrigerator, the report states.

She told authorities she allegedly blacked out for several minutes after arguing with her brother and saw a knife in her hand and Earnest Hardwick running to the laundry room with a wound in his back.

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A witness told deputies that she saw Brilena Hardwick take a knife and stab her brother in his back at least once.

He was taken to a local hospital. Officials have not given an update on his condition.

She was arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. She’s charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.