Facebook post sparked stabbing that left woman, 2 kids dead, cops say

November 7, 2016
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NEWARK — The man captured after a standoff in Newark Sunday night has now been charged in the killing of a woman and two children found stabbed to death outside a city home Saturday, authorities confirmed Monday. Jeremy Arrington is charged with murder and other crimes related to the deaths of Syasia McBurroughs, 23, Aerial Little Whitehurst, 8, and Al-Jahon Whitehurst, 11, who were fatally stabbed in the city's South Ward Saturday, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said at a press conference Monday. Murray said that Arrington allegedly encountered nine people at the home when he approached it Saturday, and over the course of about an hour, stabbed six of them, three fatally. Arrington had known the family that lived in the home for a long time, she said, though it is unclear exactly how. According to Murray, authorities in Newark had announced on Oct. 13 that Arrington was wanted in connection with an Oct. 9 shooting and sexual assault. One of the stabbing victims reposted that alert on Facebook, which was apparently part of the motive behind the alleged confrontation...

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