BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) -- Police say a 16-year-old Houston-area boy was fatally stabbed as he tried to protect his mother when her ex-boyfriend attacked her.
Baytown police allege 43-year-old Dene Carter stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Tanya Edwards, during an argument in her apartment Sunday night.
The 39-year-old Edwards was stabbed multiple times. Authorities say when her son, Prezton Edwards, tried to fend off the attack, he was stabbed in the throat.
Carter fled the scene and was arrested early Monday morning.
Authorities say they will charge Carter with murder and aggravated assault.
Tanya Edwards was listed in serious condition at a Houston hospital.