MIAMI (CBSMiami ) – Bond was denied Wednesday for the man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her daughter as well.
Alphonso Lucas, 39, is accused of stabbing Terrilyn Gray and her 22-year-old daughter Curtina Gray.
Lucas was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Miami-Dade County jail, charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and armed battery charges.
Gray and her dog were both found dead inside their Miami Gardens home, in the 4500 block of Northwest 180th Street on Monday night.
Curtina, who just graduated from FIU, was also stabbed but managed to escape the house before the violence took her life.
She was hospitalized with minor injuries then released.
A neighbor said she heard Curtina tell police the dog died trying to save its master.
“She was telling them that he was stabbing her mom and she was trying to help, and the dog, and the dog got stabbed,” said neighbor Ieshia Moore.
It is unclear why Lucas was at the house Monday night. However, according to Lucas’ statement to police, he was “mending ties.”
Lead Detective Joseph Zellner told CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald that police had been called to Gray’s home three times since 2008 regarding domestic issues with Lucas. In this case, Zellner said the couple got into a verbal argument outside the home. When Gray went inside, Lucas followed her, and forced himself inside. She attempted to protect herself but Lucas attacked her and at some point stabbed her to death, according to Zellner.