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Boyfriend charged in Clairton teen's stabbing

| Saturday, March 19, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for a Clairton man accused of repeatedly stabbing his 17-year-old girlfriend.

Javier McClelland, 19, was charged with attempted homicide and related crimes after being accused of punching and stabbing her Thursday night at a home on Waddell Avenue in Clairton.

The girlfriend, who was able to run to a neighbor's home for help, was recovering Friday after undergoing surgery at UPMC Mercy, Uptown. McClelland remains in the Allegheny County Jail.

The couple have a child, authorities said.

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