Man charged with murder in Newark fatal stabbings

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NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Police have charged a 26-year-old man with murder in Saturday's stabbings that left three people dead and three others injured.

Jeremy Arrington was in police custody as of Sunday night.

Arrington was detained by U.S. marshals, Newark Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Police named Arrington as a person wanted for questioning in connection with the stabbings inside of a Newark home.

Essex County prosecutors say 8-year-old Aerial Little Whitehurst and 11-year-old Al-Jahon Whitehurst both died at a hospital shortly after the knife-stabbing attack.

Syasia McBurroughs, a 23-year-old Hanover Township resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The three other victims — a 29-year-old woman, a 13-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl — all remained hospitalized Sunday in critical but stable condition.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.