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28-year-old man arrested in Phoenix apartment stabbing that left 3 dead

Mulu Yeman-Merach (MCSO Photo)

PHOENIX — A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with a Phoenix apartment stabbing that left three dead, authorities said Wednesday.

Mulu Yeman-Merach was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the June 28 killings of an 18-year-old woman and two children, ages 9 and 7.

Yeman-Merach, who suffered serious injuries, was arrested Tuesday after he was released from a local hospital, police said.

Police responded to a welfare check and possible stabbing near the area of 19th and Glendale avenues when they found Yeman-Merach and the three victims inside the apartment.

All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Phoenix police described Yeman-Merach as a cousin who was living with the victims at the time of the incident.

No other information was immediately available.

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