CLEVELAND – Police say a 4-year-old boy abandoned on a street corner tipped off police to his mother's fatal stabbing, and the woman's husband now faces charges in her death.
Police say a motorist left the boy in the inner city about 8 miles from his home Sunday night. A witness alerted police, and the boy told investigators his mother had been stabbed at the home.
Officers found the woman with multiple stab wounds early Monday in a garage at the home, and she was pronounced dead.
Cuyahoga County Coroner's spokesman Powell Caesar says the mother was identified as 42-year-old Tonya Hunter.
Police Sgt. Sammy Morris says Hunter's husband, Maurice Lyons, was arrested and that charges of aggravated murder and domestic violence are pending. Morris did not know if Lyons has an attorney.