The man accused in the death of a Derby woman and stabbing her son last weekend was charged with murder in the first degree and attempted murder in the first degree during his first appearance in court Thursday afternoon.
Charles Beck Junior's preliminary hearing will be the morning of Sept. 19.
He was arrested in Missouri Sunday. He is accused in the killing of Lonnie Staggs Sunday morning in Derby.
Staggs died after being taken to a hospital.
Her 15-year-old son Nathan was also stabbed. He was released from the hospital after medical treatment.