2 people slain in Canton stabbings; suspect in custody

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CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Police in the north Georgia have arrested a man accused in the stabbing death of a brother and sister at an apartment complex.

Canton police spokesman Pacer Cordry tells local news media that 28-year-old Oscar Tierrablanca was arrested Friday. Police say a man and woman were found around 1:30 a.m. Friday lying in a third-floor breezeway at the Laurels at Greenwood.

Cordry says Tierrablanca of Dallas, Georgia, is the father of the dead woman's 18-month-old child.

Police said officers were responding to an assault call when they found the victims. They said the man was dead at the scene; the woman was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Police say the victims would be taken to the GBI Medical Examiner's Office for autopsies.

Canton is about 40 miles north of Atlanta.