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Mother mourns teenage son after Wilkes-Barre stabbing

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The stabbing death of a Wilkes-Barre teenager has now been ruled a homicide.

Sitting on the front stoop of her Wilkes-Barre home, surrounded by a makeshift memorial of candles and stuffed animals, Lynn Williams clutched her youngest son as she copes with the loss of her oldest boy, 17-year-old Tarese Previlon.

“He’s supposed to be at graduation,” said Williams.  “He only had one more month to go.  He was a good boy.”

According to court paperwork, police were called to the home on Holland Street two weeks ago.

Williams told the officers that she was taking a bath when she noticed her uncle, Milton Clark, watching her in the bathroom.

Investigators said she yelled to her son for help, and Previlon told Clark to leave.  Previlon was stabbed in the abdomen, and he was unresponsive when police got there.  He died from his injuries Monday.

Clark ran away after Williams called 9-1-1, but officers said they later caught him on South Main Street with a knife in his hand.  

“There’s nothing I can do to get my son back,” said Williams.  “He will always be my best friend.”

Clark is already charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of simple assault.

Investigators told Eyewitness News they expect to upgrade those charges after that deadly stabbing.


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