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LB man charged with stabbing, killing boy

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Long Beach man has been charged with killing a 7-year-old boy and attempting to kill the boy's mother.The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Peniamina Tomasi.

Tomasi is charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Tomasi used a knife in a domestic violence incident January 8.

They say he allegedly stabbed his live-in girlfriend, and then proceeded to fatally stab one of her children.

The defendant is not the biological father of the child victim.

Authorities said the couple has a blended family and lived in the home with eight children.

Tomasi was ordered held on $2 million bail. He faces life in prison if convicted as charged.