PITTSBURGH – A lawyer for the ex-boyfriend of a University of Pittsburgh student who was found dead over the weekend is urging his client to turn himself in. Matthew Darby's attorney read a statement from the 21-year-old man's parents Tuesday begging him to surrender to authorities. He has not been criminally charged in the death of Alina Sheykhet. The 20-year-old woman was found dead Sunday by her father inside her off-campus home. She had recently filed a protection-from-abuse order against Darby, who is facing rape charges in an unrelated case.
PITTSBURGH – A man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment is back in Pennsylvania after extradition from South Carolina. Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed Friday that 21-year-old Matthew Darby was in the county jail. Authorities allege that Darby used a claw hammer and two knives Oct. 8 to kill 20-year-old Alina Sheykhet, his ex-girlfriend, before fleeing. He was arrested in Myrtle Beach after a witness reported him tampering with a window at a residence three days after the Pittsburgh slaying. He pleaded guilty to loitering and false information counts.
Authorities allege that Darby used a claw hammer and two knives to kill 20-year-old Alina Sheykhet, his ex-girlfriend, on Oct. 8 before fleeing. He was captured in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, after a witness reported him tampering with a window at a residence three days after the Pittsburgh slaying.
Haley Anderson was found dead Friday in the off-campus home of Orlando Tercero, a fellow student at Binghamton University. A man suspected in the murder of a Binghamton University student who jumped on a flight to his native Nicaragua was arrested Tuesday in the Central America country, The New York Post reported. Orlando Tercero, 22, who holds dual citizenship, fled to Nicaragua after allegedly killing Haley Anderson, 22, a fellow student at Binghamton's Decker School of Nursing. Nicaraguan authorities told WABC-TV that Tercero had been detained and transferred to a prison in El Chipote, 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua. Anderson was discovered dead in Tercero's bed last Friday in his off-campus home.
Binghamton University police released images of a suspect in the deadly stabbing of a 19-year-old student in a campus dorm room Sunday. A university in New York canceled classes Monday after the second murder of a student in five weeks. Binghamton University alerted students to the cancellation hours after first-year engineering student Joao Souza, 19, was stabbed to death on campus Sunday night. The university announced Monday evening that a suspect was in custody. Police said he was a student but did not give further details.