• Man accused in Etna double homicide will stand trial


    PITTSBURGH - A man accused of fatally shooting two people inside an Etna apartment building in April will stand trial.

    Joshua Huber is accused of shooting and killing Melissa Zuk, 22, and her boyfriend, Derek Schindler, 30, on April 15.

    During a preliminary hearing Friday for Huber, a judge held all charges against him for court.

    “We believe this is a self-defense case and we will prove that at trial,” said Robert Andrews, an attorney for Huber.

    The self-defense argument echoes what Huber told Channel 11 News about the shooting after his arrest.


    However, a detective testified Friday that Huber told him three versions of what happened, all of which involved an argument over $40 and Zuk slapping him before she was shot in her chest. Huber also claimed that Schindler charged at him before he shot him multiple times.

    “The judge’s decision was to be expected. The burden of proof at this level isn't as high as it is at trial,” Andrews said.

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