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Pennsylvania man accused of killing 28-year-old with kitchen knife

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Feb. 14 2022, Published 9:10 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of stabbing a victim to death with a kitchen knife, police in Pennsylvania said.

Authorities charged 26-year-old Isaiah Scott Newton in connection to the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old Frederick James McConnell.

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Around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, police in Berwick, Pennsylvania, responded to a scene and could hear banging and yelling from inside the home. Officers commanded several occupants to come outside. The occupants said they heard an altercation, but they were not involved.

Police said witnesses aid a car drove away before officers arrived. As they spoke, other officers found blood in the nearby alley, according to The Times Leader of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Investigators said McConnell left in the car with a cut. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Police went to the hospital and spoke to witnesses.

Those witnesses said Newton was the suspect in the stabbing, according to WBRE.


Newton reportedly told police a fight with McConnell happened behind the home but provided no details other than that he was trying to deescalate the situation.

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Newton then reportedly admitted to stabbing McConnell with a kitchen knife, which police said was found covered in water in the kitchen sink, according to WOLF 21 News.

The suspect was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and tampering with and/or fabricating physical evidence.

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Source: Unsplash; Bewick police

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