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Man charged in stabbing of girlfriend, girlfriend's son in Swansea

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Alvin Harris, Jr., 38, is charged with first degree murder, first degree attempted murder, and aggravated battery of child. He allegedly stabbed fatally stabbed his girlfriend Sharetta Day and stabbing her son, 9. Alvin Harris, Jr., 38, is charged with first degree murder, first degree attempted murder, and aggravated battery of child. He allegedly stabbed fatally stabbed his girlfriend Sharetta Day and stabbing her son, 9.
SWANSEA (KMOV.com) -

A man has been charged in the stabbing death of his girlfriend and the stabbing of her son that occurred in Swansea Saturday.

Alvin Harris, Jr., 38, is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, and aggravated battery of child.

Police said they received a 911 call at Marcella Drive from a boy, 9, saying he had been stabbed in the neck by his mom's boyfriend.

Officers arrived and found the boy with three severe stab wounds and his mother, 38-year-old Sharetta Day, dead from multiple stab wounds.

The boy was later airlifted and taken to a St. Louis hospital. His condition has not been released.

Harris was barricaded inside the apartment but police were able to talk him out of the home and take him into custody.

"I heard him yelling at her and I knocked on the door. I said 'Sharetta, is everything ok? What's going on?'" said Staneice Luster, a neighbor. "She said, 'I'm bleeding! Call the police! He cut me!' It's traumatizing. I know that I did everything I could, but there wasn't much more I could do to help her."

Harris is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on $1,000,000 bond.

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