Domestic Murder in Merced County

Merced, CA Sheriff's deputies say 28 year old James Barrett called 9-1-1 around 11:30 Tuesday night and said he had stabbed his girlfriend. When deputies arrived at the couple's home, they found his girlfriend, Lynn Harper, dead.

Authorities say the couple's four young children were in the home at the time of the murder. They're now in child protective custody.

Barret has been booked into the Merced County jail.

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