HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in Henderson say three young children were at home when their 48-year-old father stabbed their mother to death with a kitchen knife.

Michael V. Kaplan was arrested early Saturday on a murder charge, and remained jailed Tuesday pending a court appearance in the slaying of 30-year-old Amanda Kaplan.

A police report says Michael Kaplan at first told a 911 dispatcher that he didn’t know the victim.

KVVU-TV reports the dispatcher reported hearing a baby crying in the background.

The Clark County coroner says Amanda Kaplan died of a stab wound to the chest.

Investigators reported finding a knife near Amanda Kaplan’s body, and believe she was attacked in bed in the master bedroom.

Police say the children are all under age 7. They were cared for by Clark County Child Protective Services.


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