Stepdad charged in stabbing attack that left wife dead, stepson critically injured

February 5, 2013 4:06:09 PM PST
Charges have been filed against a man accused in an attack that left his wife dead and stepson critically injured at home in south Houston Sunday night.

Lawrence Clinton Chambers, 40, was arrested Monday and charged with murder and injury to a child. He is accused of fatally stabbing Jemal Lockridge Chambers, 43, and critically injuring her 13-year-old son when he tried to come to his mother's rescue.

Detectives say Jemal Chambers' 14-year-old daughter made the gruesome discovery when she returned home around 11:30pm Sunday and walked into her mother's bedroom at their home in the 2800 block of Tidewater.

Jemal Chambers was pronounced dead at the scene, while her son was Texas Children's Hospital in serious condition.

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