Two children among three killed in stabbing at northern Kentucky apartment

WALTON, Kentucky — Two children are among the four people stabbed at an apartment in a Cincinnati suburb in northern Kentucky, according to the Boone County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office.

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The stabbing was reported at an apartment complex near the Richwood Road exit of I-75/I-71 in Walton, Kentucky Sunday night. Four people were found with stab wounds, with three of them dying from their injuries, according to a report from our news partners WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

On Monday, deputies identified the victims as Monique S. Pena, 31, Nikki Romero-Pena, 12, and Katie Farrell-Pena, 3, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said in an updated media release.

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One person, identified as Matthew Farrell, 36, was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of multiple stab wounds to his torso, neck, and upper body, deputies said.

He has been discharged from the hospital and is cooperating with the investigation, deputies said.

According to investigators, there is no search for a suspect and they believe the incident was contained to the apartment, the station reports.

Deputies were first called around 9 p.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call from someone inside the apartment. First units on the scene found victims both inside and outside the apartment, the station reports. Deputies were on scene conducting the investigation for over 10 hours.

“Something to this magnitude is almost unheard of,” Boone County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lt. Philip Ridgell said.