Matthew Genard, 50, was found dead Friday at a home on Wineman Lane. He had been stabbed more than 20 times, primarily in his back and neck, and his throat was slit, police said.
Investigators determined that the suspects -- Christopher “C.J.” David, 40; Michael Covington, 20; Jason Sullenberger, 40; and Linda Quidetto, 40 -- conspired to rob and kill Genard, motivated by money and drugs.
3 of 4 suspects are arrested for the murder of Matthew Genard. State Police say the 4 plotted to rob and kill Genard. pic.twitter.com/wWMm948g5N— Lori Houy (@WPXI_Lori) November 16, 2017
Quidetto, Sullenberger and Covington were arrested Wednesday night and taken to the Westmoreland County Prison. David has not been located.
According to a criminal complaint, David held Genard in a chokehold while Covington and Sullenberger repeatedly stabbed him on Nov. 9. They then stole about $1,100 in cash, heroin, cocaine and marijuana, and removed Genard’s jeans to take cash from his pockets and his cellphone, the complaint said.
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After splitting the stolen money among the three of them, David, Sullenberger and Covington placed items of clothing and Genard’s cellphone in a garbage bag, the complaint said. The bag was discarded in the garage of an abandoned home on South Third Street, and later taken to another home and burned in a fire pit.
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