Staten Island woman arrested in fatal stabbing of her kids’ father

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NEW YORK – A Staten Island woman has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of the father of two of her three children.

Police responding to a 911 call at 12:45 a.m. Saturday found the victim stabbed in the chest inside an apartment in the Todt Hill Houses.

The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police identified him as 31-year-old Ruben Jimenez, of Manhattan.

Christina Quinones was arrested later Saturday on charges of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say Quinones and the Jimenez had two children together, ages 10 and 4. The 31-year-old Quinones also has a 14-year-old from another relationship. Police say the children were in the apartment during the stabbing.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Quinones had a lawyer who could speak on her behalf.