Ex-boyfriend charged in beating, stabbing of teen and her mother in Parma home

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PARMA, Ohio -- Parma police have charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the stabbing of a teenage girl and her mother at a home in Parma.

Joshua Harvey, of Parma Heights, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The 17-year-old victim called 911 Sunday evening and reported that someone was trying to kill her and her mother.

Police responded to the home on Moore Drive and found an 18-year-old man in the driveway of the home with a cut on his right hand.

Inside the home, officers found two victims--  the teenage girl and a 56-year-old woman --  with multiple stab wounds.

Joshua Harvey-photo from Parma police

Officers determined that the person in the driveway was the suspect. The victims told police that the suspect forced his way into the home and attacked both females by beating and stabbing them.

It was also determined that Harvey is an ex-boyfriend of the 17-year-old victim.

Parma Fire Department paramedics took both victims to MetroHealth Medical Center, where they are listed in stable condition.

Harvey was also taken to the hospital, where he was treated, released and then later brought back to the Parma jail.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

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