Man charged in stabbing deaths of father, aunt at Penn Township home

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is charged with homicide in the Tuesday morning stabbing deaths of his father and aunt at a home in Penn Township, authorities said.

Police were called about 2:30 a.m. to the home on Harrison Avenue, near Burrell Hill Road. When officers got there, 41-year-old Neal Hubish was in the front yard.

Hubish told officers he was asleep when he was awakened by his father, 70-year-old Arthur Hubish, and aunt, 76-year-old Maria Puskarich, arguing, police said.

“Mr. Hubish indicated that he was at home, asleep, was awakened by his father and an aunt who had been arguing and claims he found those two individuals lying on the ground within the home,” said Chief John Otto with Penn Township Police.

Arthur Hubish was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His sister, Puskarich, died in an ambulance while she was being taken to a hospital.

The three lived together. Investigators said there was a history of domestic violence between Hubish, his father and his aunt.

Hubish was charged with two counts of criminal homicide.