Westmoreland County Man Arraigned for Killing Mom’s Boyfriend

A Westmoreland County man, who has been accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Dalfonso on Thursday.

According to police, the 40 year old suspect shot his mother’s boyfriend – age 54- three times outside a house on Donner Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say that an argument about drugs and entering rehab escalated and led to the shooting, though the exact details of the alleged argument are not clear.

After the shooting, the mother of the accused came downstairs to find her boyfriend badly wounded in the chest and head.  The victim was transported to the Monongahela Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:28 a.m.

Officers report that when they arrived on the scene the mother of the accused indicated that her son had shot her boyfriend. After obtaining a search warrant, police searched the home and found a .22 caliber pistol, which is believed to have been the murder weapon.

The accused shooter is being held without bond at the Westmoreland County Prison in Hempfield Township. He is set to appear at a preliminary hearing before Judge Dalfonso on February 21st.

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