ROCK HILL, S.C. - A man has been charged in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend at a home in Rock Hill.
Police said that 26-year-old Jefferson Quinde-Quishpi was charged Wednesday with murder and weapons possession.
Authorities said they found 25-year-old Marandy Jade Brandon stabbed to death at a home on Barrow Court in Rock Hill on Sept. 18. Police found Quinde-Quishpi in a bedroom, stabbing himself in the chest with a butcher knife. Police had to use a Taser on him to get him to stop.
Channel 9 learned that Brandon's children, ages 9, 6 and 4 were all in the home at the time but were not hurt.
Capt. Mark Bollinger said Quinde-Quishpi was arrested after he was released from the hospital.
The victim's husband, Juan Moreno, spoke through tears in court Thursday morning, telling the judge through an interpreter that his children are terrified.
"Every night it's difficult for his child to fall asleep because he's afraid that the defendant or his family is going to come to their home," Moreno said through the interpreter.
Brandon’s husband also said that two days before the murder, Quinde-Quishpi tried to smother the 4-year-old child in the house by laying on top of her. That incident was not reported to police.
The day Brandon was found dead, authorities said Quinde-Quishpi was out on bond for two recent domestic violence charges and didn't show up for a hearing that could have put him back in jail.
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