12.2.2007 Police have charged a 48-year-old man with the fatal stabbing of a South Amboy woman in her home and with the attempted slayings of children, authorities said today. An autopsy found Mayra Morrissey, 38, died of multiple stab wounds to her back and chest following the Saturday attack, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said. The attack happened at 11:45 p.m. in the home in the 300 block of Henry Street, authorities said. The prosecutor's office arrested Daniel Charron, charging him with the slaying and four counts of attempted murder, Kaplan said. Charron had been living with Morrissey, but their exact relationship is unclear, Kaplan said. The children who were stabbed range in age from seven to 12, Kaplan said. The children were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where one was listed in critical condition, according to the prosecutor's office. Authorities would not reveal the children's exact injuries. Neighbors today described a harrowing scene in which they heard loud screams and then saw a girl running from the house. She was bleeding from the shoulder, they said, and escaped into a neighbor's home. Some of the injured children were Morrissey's children from a prior relationship, and some were Charron's children from a prior relationship, Kaplan said. Neighbors said police had been to Morrissey's Henry Street home earlier that day. Ashley Burpo, 16, said Morrissey's teenage daughter was staying in her home, which is across the street from the slaying scene. Morrissey also had an 8-year-old daughter, Burpo said. She said Morrissey's teenage daughter ran to the younger girl's aid.