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Man charged with murder in girlfriend's stabbing death

Man charged with murder in girlfriend's stabbing death

A man who prosecutors said fatally stabbed his girlfriend during a Christmas morning attack in Philadelphia has been charged with murder and other counts.

Josue Quino had been drinking heavily during a family house party, where there were six children between the ages of 8 and 16, police said. Quino, 33, reportedly had been fighting with other guests before authorities say he attacked Juana Us-Perez, 35. The children witnessed at least part of the attack, and one was wounded.

Police said Quino grabbed a knife in the kitchen and stabbed Us-Perez's 14-year-old son in the right thigh when the teen tried to disarm him. Quino then allegedly got another knife, stabbed Us-Perez and chased her outside the home.

When officers arrived minutes later, they said they found Us-Perez outside, bleeding heavily from her abdomen, and Quino standing over her. She and her son were taken to a hospital, where she died a short time later. The boy, whose name wasn't released, remained hospitalized Thursday in stable condition.

Quino was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder, attempted murder, making terroristic threats, aggravated assault, corruption of minors, child endangerment, reckless endangerment and possessing instruments of crime. It wasn't known Thursday if he's retained an attorney.

Updated : 2021-05-16 06:46 GMT+08:00