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Elementary school teacher accused of stabbing husband, son

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A Pre-K special education teacher is facing charges after she allegedly stabbed her husband to death and allegedly attacked their son.

Orlando police say Alyssa Hogan-McCarthren got into a fight with her husband, Terrence McCarthren, inside the couple’s home on Friday.

According to the arrest affidavit, the couple’s 16-year-old son stepped between his parents when he saw them fighting.

“When he saw his father grab a trophy, he stepped between them in an attempt to break them up. After he took the trophy from his father, Alyssa came from behind and started stabbing them both,” the affidavit claims.

A temporary domestic violence injunction was granted to Alyssa in 2012 after she claimed her husband spit at her and punched her in the face.

“I am very afraid of him and don’t know what he would do,” she wrote in the injunction.

However, the injunction was dismissed when she didn’t show up to court to pursue it.

Following the incident on Friday night, detectives charged Hogan-McCarthren with second-degree murder.

She had been teaching at Pine Hills Elementary School since August, but is now behind bars for the crime.

A judge denied her bond.

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