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Eagan man charged in vicious Burnsville stabbings

An Eagan man was charged Friday with assault and attempted murder in connection with stabbings of a Burnsville man and woman earlier this week, reported the Star Tribune.

The Dakota County attorney's office charged Taylor Pass, 18, with stabbing a woman multiple times in the chest and a man in the neck and back at a townhome in Burnsville Tuesday night, reported the Pioneer Press.

The teen faces two counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault, and two counts of second degree assault. Possible motives remain unclear at the moment, according to the Pioneer Press.

Pass' bail was set at $500,000 without conditions, or $250,000 with various conditions: he refrain from drug and alcohol use and that he avoid the town home where the crime took place, reported the Pioneer Press.

The Star Tribune reports that the criminal complaint says that Pass broke his knife when he stabbed the man and woman, and then proceeded to get another one and continue attacking them.

Tina SanRoman, 35, and Odai Al-Refo, 24, were identified as the victims. SanRoman is in critical condition and Al-Refo is in stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, reported the Star Tribune.

"Their status is still fluid, your honor," said Assistant County Attorney Shirley Leko, according to the Pioneer Press. "They're in very grave condition at this point."

The Pioneer Press reports that SanRoman and Al-Refo were acquainted with Pass, who Savage Police apprehended within 20 minutes of the stabbings.

Pass is being held at the Dakota County Jail in Hastings. May 4 is set for his next court date.

Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_12115826
Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/local/42805982.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUs