Two Stabbed to Death in Tionesta, Suspect in Custody

| April 27, 2013

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say around 1:11 a.m. on April 27, an incident of Criminal Homicide occurred at a private residence along Holly Acres Road, in Tionesta, Green Township, Forest County.

Pennsylvania State Police in Marienville responded to the residence of 42-year-old Marcelle I. Edwards for the report of a male brandishing a knife.

Upon arrival, Troopers observed the body of 43-year-old Donald Louis Shay, of Leechburg, on the front porch area.

After entering the residence, Edwards was found deceased on the kitchen floor, according to police.

During the course of the investigation, 38-year-old Scott Allan Black, of Butler, was located later in the morning along German Hill Road and taken into custody, police say.

Forest County Coroner Norman J. Wimer says both individuals died of what appears to be multiple stab wounds; an autopsy on both victims is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2013.

Ms. Edwards was previously in a relationship with Black, according to Wimer.

Black was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge George F. Gregory at 3:00 p.m. on April 27 and subsequently remanded to the Warren County Jail without bail.

He faces two counts each of Criminal Homicide and Aggravated Assault.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 7, 2013, before Judge Gregory.

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