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Police investigating whether North Shore deadly stabbing was racially motivated

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are now investigating what they believe to be the racist hate speech of the man accused of murdering a young black man on the North Shore Sunday.

Joden Rocco was charged with homicide in the fatal stabbing of Dulane Cameron.

Police are now investigating Facebook posts where Rocco espoused racist hate speech against African-Americans.

Investigators are also looking at one specific Instagram video where Rocco is allegedly using the N-word several times and appears to be looking for a fight, just hours before he allegedly murdered Cameron.


Channel 11 spoke to several people who knew Rocco when he attended North Hills High School, and they said he was very outspoken about his racist beliefs at that time.

Several North Shore bar managers told Channel 11 on Tuesday that they gave surveillance video to investigators trying to piece together what happened before the stabbing.

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