8-year-old girl stabbed 3 times by mom's live-in boyfriend, police say

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office

A Tennessee man is behind bars after police say he stabbed his girlfriend's 8-year-old daughter three times.

Police said they were called to the 1400 block of Western Park Drive in southwest Memphis on Monday.

A woman told Memphis police that her 8-year-old daughter was stabbed by her live-in boyfriend, Ray Jones, authorities said.

The victim’s older sister, who is 13 years old, told police that Jones entered the bedroom they were in with a knife in his hand, authorities said.

The 13-year-old tried to stop Jones from stabbing her sister by jumping on his back, police said. When a child screamed for help, her mother came into the bedroom to see what was going on, police said.

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Once the mother walked into the bedroom, Jones reportedly walked out of the bedroom into the living room. The mother immediately called the police, authorities said.

Police say the 8-year-old was stabbed in her left arm, under her left arm and at the top of her back.