Trenton Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Boyfriend

February 16, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has led to the arrest of a Trenton woman for fatally stabbing her on-again/off-again boyfriend.

Tahira Young, 38, is charged with murder and weapons offenses.  She was detained at the scene of the stabbing.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Young pending trial.

At approximately 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Trenton police were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of East Hanover Street on the report of a male stabbed.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, identified as Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, with a stab wound to the chest.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.