TRENTON — A 38-year-old city resident has been charged with murder and weapons offenses in connection with a fatal stabbing early Tuesday morning.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday announced charges against Tahira Young, who allegedly stabbed her on-again/off-again boyfriend and was detained at the scene of the crime.

Trenton police were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of East Hanover Street at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 15. They located the victim, identified as 37-year-old Trenton resident Antwone Barnes, with a stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The prosecutor's office has filed a motion to detain the defendant pending trial.

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