CRIME

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbings of woman, 2 kids

A New Jersey man faces murder charges in the fatal stabbings of two children and a woman.

Essex County prosecutors say 26-year-old Jeremy Arrington also faces three counts of attempted murder and other charges stemming from Saturday's attack, which left three other people seriously wounded. His bail was set Monday at $5 million. It wasn't clear if he's retained an attorney.

Arrington was taken into custody late Sunday after barricading himself inside a Newark home.

A possible motive hasn't been disclosed.

Killed in the attacks were 8-year-old Aerial Little Whitehurst and 11-year-old Al-Jahon Whitehurst, both of Newark, and 23-year-old Syasia McBurroughs, of Hanover Township. Authorities say the children were related but haven't provided further details.