NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The father of two young girls found stabbed to death along with their mother in their Queens home has been arrested in Texas.
Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 28, was captured early Tuesday morning at a vehicle roadblock in Schulenburg, Texas, located between Houston and San Antonio, the NYPD said.
The bodies of 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia and 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and their mother, 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, were discovered in a bedroom of their Jamaica apartment by other household members on Sunday night. They had been stabbed multiple times in their chests.
Mejia-Ramos is considered a suspect in the stabbings, police said.
He was arrested by U.S. Marshals and local police on a New York warrant, police said. Charges are pending.
Relatives said Mejia-Ramos lived in the apartment with Garcia and the girls and that he argued with his wife about drinking and about the children crying too much.
Police said they were called to the apartment twice last year for calls of domestic harassment. In both cases, police said there were no signs of physical abuse and no arrests were made.
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