Woman Stabbed To Death, Grandson Wounded In Attack

A 50-year-old Bessemer City woman was stabbed to death and her grandson was injured Monday morning when the two were attacked at their home.

Police have charged the woman's former boyfriend in the attack.

Gaston County police say Carolyn Barnette was stabbed several
times and died. Her 11-year-old grandson underwent surgery at
Carolinas Medical Center for stab wounds. Police say he's expected
to recover.

Kenneth Monroe Owens is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree burglary. He's in jail without bond.