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Police: St. Joseph bar employee dies after being stabbed by customer

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 17:22:28-05

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.