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Trial date set for man accused in family stabbings

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EL CAJON (CNS) - A tentative Feb. 17 trial date was set Monday for a 20-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his mother and seriously wounding his teenage brother when the boy tried to come to their mother's aid.

Mohammed Raad Agab, who is charged with murder and attempted murder, pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment in Superior Court.

The defendant allegedly stabbed his 39-year-old mother, Majida Egab, at least 13 times with a kitchen knife in an unprovoked assault as she slept on May 30, and subsequently stabbed his 14-year-old brother, Deputy District

Attorney Andy Aguilar said.

A suspected motive was not disclosed.

Officers responding to a family dispute in an apartment complex in the 500 block of Ballantyne Street about 1 a.m. found the mortally wounded woman on a staircase. Her teenage son, nicknamed "Buddy," was found in a nearby parking lot.

UT San Diego reported that a neighbor said Egab -- who they described as a very quiet, kind woman who spoke little English -- used to complain about her older son, who came to live with her from another state. The nature of the complaints was unclear.

A readiness conference is set for Jan. 26.

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