Man questioned in deaths of East Liberty sisters: ‘I am not a monster'

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PITTSBURGH - A man police have called a “person of interest” in the deaths of two East Liberty sisters earlier this month appeared in court Thursday on an unrelated matter.

The 43-year-old man appeared in front of District Judge Ron Costa Sr. for a hearing on back rent.

At a court hearing Thursday a landlord testified that the man and his girlfriend are more than two months behind on rent, and asked that they be evicted. The apartment is next door to the former home of 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and her sister, 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe.

Channel 11’s Dave Bondy was there and had a chance to speak to the man police questioned in relation to the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe.

“I am not a monster. My name will be cleared. I’m not worried one bit,” the man told Bondy.

Channel 11 News has decided not to use the man’s name or show his face because he has not been named a suspect in the case, nor has he been charged with any crime.

Last week, the man voluntarily met with detectives and was questioned for an entire day.

“When this is all over and my name is cleared, I will be calling you,” the man said.

Sources said the man was questioned because he was seen on surveillance video throwing a pen away that may have belonged to the Wolfe family.

For the days following his meeting with detectives, officers were seen camped out in front of his home. 

In regards to the eviction notice, the judge said he will rule in several days.

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