Anaheim man found guilty in stabbing death of wife, infant son

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- An Anaheim man has been found guilty in the 2015 stabbing death of his wife and their infant son, officials said.

Kwame Adom Carpenter was found guilty of killing Moureen Gathua, 24, and their 6-month-old son Kyan Gathua-Carpenter in June 2015.

Video: Kwame Carpenter arrested in June 2015 in deaths of his wife, infant son
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A 24-year-old man has been detained in Fountain Valley in connection to the deaths of his 6-month-old son and the child's mother.

Investigators said after an argument with his girlfriend, he stabbed her and their son with a kitchen knife and then fled the scene.

He was found and arrested the next day following a short police chase.

The initial charges were two felony counts of murder with special circumstances and a sentencing enhancement for personal use of a deadly weapon. He faces a minimum sentence of life in state prison without possibility of parole and could be eligible for the death penalty.

A sentencing hearing is set for April 26.
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