'My mom was great. I loved her': Says Son Accused Of Killing Mom With Piece Of Decorative Glass

Source: MEGA; Lawrence County prison

May 12 2022, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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A Pennsylvania murder suspect allegedly used a piece of decorative glass and a claw hammer to kill his mother, authorities said.

On May 10, officers responding to a request for a wellbeing check found the body of Cecelia K. Liposky, 65, next to the presumed murder weapons in her Neshannock Township home, court documents show, WPXI reported.

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Authorities issued a homicide warrant for Liposky’s son, Shane McDevitt, 36.

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Around 2 a.m. the evening of the slaying, officers in Millvale located a 2015 Nissan Sentra that was missing from the victim’s home and began a pursuit that eventually involved multiple police departments, Millvale Police Chief Tom Komoroski said.

McDevitt allegedly drove at speeds reaching 100 m.p.h. before he got into a crash and flipped the vehicle.


The murder suspect was arrested and allegedly confessed to killing his mother with the glass and hammer, police said.

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An autopsy determined she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

According to WPXI, McDevitt said he was “so sorry to everyone” while being transported to Lawrence County. “My mom was great. I loved her,” he added.

Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive for the slaying.


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