ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph man is being held without bond after being charged in the death of a mother during a stabbing at a bar where she worked.
Buchanan County authorities charged 26-year-old Eliseo Hernandez-Sebastian Monday with second-degree murder and first-degree assault.
Police say Hernandez-Sebastian stabbed a male employee who asked him to leave the Legend's Sports Bar and Grill Saturday night. He was treated and released at a hospital.
Thirty-eight-year-old Terra Reents was not aware the employee had been stabbed when she also told Hernandez-Sebastian to leave. She was also stabbed and died.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports prosecutors said during a hearing Tuesday that Hernandez-Sebastian was convicted in 2016 of stabbing someone with a knife but he fled the state before trial.
Hernandez-Sebastian does not yet have an attorney.