Man arrested in death of his brother
Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
Monday, April 6, 2009
(04-06) 17:59 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco police have arrested a man stemming from the one-punch death of his brother last week in the Western Addition, authorities said today.
Michael Cavness, 46, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of manslaughter for allegedly striking his older brother Edward Cavness, 48, in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.
The incident occurred Thursday and Edward Cavness died Friday at San Francisco General Hospital. Police say they have unable to determine what the dispute was about.
Both men lived with their mother in her Western Addition home. Michael lived in the garage and Edward lived upstairs. Both men were unemployed and had criminal histories.
The incident occurred outside the home and was witnessed by a cousin, said Lt. Mike Stasko of the homicide detail.
Katherine Cavness said Monday she has no idea what triggered the fight between her sons. She declined further comment.