(NY1/CNN) - A man has been charged in the stabbing deaths of a mother and four children in Brooklyn.
Police say the suspect, Ming Don Chen, 25, is the cousin of the children's father.
The victims' bodies were discovered late last night Saturday.
The youngest child killed was one, the oldest nine.
"You have, like I said, a mother, two males and two of her sons and two of her daughters who were cut and butchered with a kitchen knife. We have the knife," said Chief Philip Banks, New York Police. "The perpetrator made statements that he utilized the knife to commit this act."
Chen has been charged with five counts of murder, criminal use of a weapon and assaulting an officer.
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