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1:11 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Police: Dad Stabbed 12-Year-Old Stepson

An Albuquerque man is facing child abuse charges after police say he stabbed his 12-year-old stepson during an argument.

Avelino Chavez was booked a charge of child abuse with great bodily harm stemming from the stabbing Friday night.

A criminal complaint says the 45-year-old Chavez stabbed the boy after the boy said he wanted to stay home and watch a movie instead of going to Chavez's parents' house.

According to police, the boy suffered a punctured lung and a lacerated liver.

Police say the stepfather called 911 from a nearby gas station and told police he stabbed somebody.

The boy is in critical condition, but is expected to live.

It was not known if Chavez had an attorney.

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