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Queens Dad Arraigned on Murder Charges in Deaths of Wife, Two Young Daughters

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    The Queens man accused of stabbing his wife and their two daughters in a jealous rage over photos of the mother with another man has been formally charged in New York, the NYPD says. 

    Miguel Mejia-Ramos faces first- and second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges, police say. The man is accused of stabbing his wife, Deisy Garcia, after seeing a photo of her with another man on Facebook, prosecutors say, before kissing his two young daughters and killing them too. 

    The 29-year-old was arrested earlier this week in Texas after authorities tracked his cellphone. He was returned to New York and arraigned Friday.

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    His attorney couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

    Mejia-Ramos stood over his sleeping wife and two young daughters with a knife after seeing the photo, prosecutors say. Garcia awoke and screamed, and he stabbed her as she got out of bed and ran to another room, prosecutors said. Mejia-Ramos grabbed another knife and stabbed her multiple times in the torso, chest and back, they said.

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    After the 21-year-old woman was killed, Mejia-Ramos went back to the bedroom where 2-year-old Daniela and 1-year-old Yoselin lay, prosecutors said. He picked up Daniela, gave her a hug and a kiss, asked for forgiveness, then put her back on the bed and killed her, prosecutors said. He then did the same with Yoselin, they said.

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