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Man Accused of Stabbing Mother of His 3 Children to Death in New Jersey Home

A 36-year-old man faces murder and other charges for allegedly stabbing the mother of his three children to death in her New Jersey home.

Jose Castro-Lavado was taken into custody Tuesday in the Monday-night stabbing at the apartment on Wilson Avenue and Chestnut Street in Kearny. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Luisa Cristina Reyna-Tello was pronounced dead at the scene after authorities responded to a 911 call around 6:45 p.m.

Witnesses said one of the couple's two teen daughters was the one who found her body in the second-floor apartment. They also said they heard some sort of argument going on inside the home before police showed up.

The couple also have a baby boy together, according to prosecutors. 

Information on an attorney for Castro-Lavado wasn't immediately available. He appeared before a judge Tuesday. 

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