BEAUFORT, CARTERET COUNTY -

A 22-year-old man is sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison for stabbing his girlfriend and her friend. Police say four young children were home when it happened.

22-year-old Aaron Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He stabbed his girlfriend and her friend at his home on Turner Street in Beaufort in June of 2013.

Officers say when they arrived at the scene, they found Smith standing on the front porch of the home wearing a blood-soaked shirt. They say he admitted it was the women's blood.

Smith is also awaiting a probation violation hearing from an earlier felony conviction in Carteret County.