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Pennsylvania Teacher Suspended Over Alleged Relationship With Former Student Found Shot Dead

A Pennsylvania teacher, recently suspended for an alleged relationship with one of her former students, was shot to death in her mother’s driveway on Mother’s Day.

Rachael DelTondo, 32, was shot multiple times and she died on the scene. She was returning from a trip to buy ice cream with a friend, KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reported.  She was “brutally shot at close range multiple times,” in the Aliquippa driveway, Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier told Newsweek.

Police haven’t released the name or description of the suspect, who is still at large. Lozier was mum about who the suspect could be but he did reveal that he believes DelTondo knew her killer. He also said he thinks the murder was a crime of passion and that residents do not have to worry for their own safety.

DelTondo was suspended last year from her teaching job at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, a

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Pennsylvania Teen Found Shot And Stabbed At Home, And Cousin Is A Suspect

Autumn Bartle’s parents came home to a parent’s worst nightmare. Their 14-year-old girl had been shot and stabbed inside their Bristol Township, Pa. home. And now her cousin is being eyed as the possible culprit for the vicious attack.

Bartle died on Monday after spending several days in critical condition. Her cousin, Colin Haag, was arrested and charged with stealing two guns that belonged to Bartle’s dad, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. 

Police have identified him as a suspect in Bartle’s murder but he hasn’t yet been charged with homicide. Instead, he was arraigned Monday on one count of theft of guns by unlawful taking or disposition. A judge set his bail at $100,000, and a hearing has been set for April 11.

Before his arrest, Haag shot himself in his neck. He was found by police on a road suffering from the self-inflicted injury. Upon searching him police found two

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Jealous Ex-Boyfriend Killed 4 At Pennsylvania Car Wash

Four people were shot to death at a car wash in rural Pennsylvania over the weekend. The alleged gunman Timothy Smith was reportedly fueled by jealous rage.

According to the Associated Press, Smith, 28, showed up to Ed’s Car Wash in Saltlick Township sporting body armor and armed with three guns. There, he shot four people to death: William Porterfield, 27; Chelsie Cline, 25; Courtney Snyder, 23;  and Seth Cline, 21. Pennsylvania State Police have stated that the gunman was also wounded, likely from a self-inflicted gunshot. He is not expected to survive and is currently on life support. An additional woman in her early twenties was injured in the attack. She has not been identified.

“Obviously, it’s a traumatic experience for her,” Sgt. Jeremy Barni of the state police told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The victims had driven to the car wash in two separate vehicles. Smith was already parked

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US Marshal Murdered, 2 Police Officers Wounded In Pennsylvania Shooting

A US marshal in Harisburg, Pennsylvania has been killed during a shootout that occurred while authorities served an arrest warrant. The news was confirmed by Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse in a statement, according to CBS News.

Christopher David Hill, 45, was an 11-year veteran of the US Marshals Service and father of two children. Two other officers were also shot, reported Penn Live.

The US Marshals confirmed that the gunman who shot at police was killed in the crossfire. CBS News indicated that the other shot officers are “OK” after the exchange of bullets, and they are currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The marshal died from injuries at a nearby hospital.

The officers had been serving a warrant for the arrest of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce at around 6:00 AM. After authorities located Pierce in a home, a male suspect started shooting at the officers,

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Police Apprehend Man Accused Of Killing Rookie Cop In Pennsylvania

Rahmael Sal Holt, a Pittsburgh resident, has been apprehended and charged with first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer; murder of the first degree; possession of a firearm; and carrying a firearm without a license. He is suspected of killing rookie police officer Brian Shaw following a traffic stop gone awry.

According to The Washington Post, Holt’s mother Sherry Holt, and another woman, Aysa Benson, were also arrested in connection with the crime; they are suspected of helping Holt in the wake of the killing. The two women have been charged with hindering apprehension, a third-degree felony.

An affidavit states that Holt had jumped out of a vehicle being driven by Tavon Jamere Harper (who was arrested on drug-related and fleeing charges). Surveillance footage of Holt running into a parking lot and firing at Shaw after being “clipped” by the fleeing Harper has been obtained. Shaw radioed for assistance and died in a hospital

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Details Emerge In Pennsylvania Farm Murders: The Victims Were Shot, Put In Pig Roaster

All four bodies have now been identified on the Pennsylvania farm owned by the Cosmo DiNardo’s family. DiNardo, 20, has confessed to killing all four young men. His cousin Sean Kratz, 20, has been charged in three of the killings.

In affidavits from the Bucks County prosecutor’s office and at a press conference Friday afternoon, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub described the murders. All four men were shot — one on July 5 and three on July 7. One of them was run over with a backhoe. DiNardo said he tried to burn three of the bodies by putting them into a metal tank he called a  “pig roaster.” He then poured in gas and lit a fire. He buried that tank using a backhoe in a 12.5 foot hole. The fourth body was buried in a separate, 6-foot deep grave. The single “grave” belonged to Jimi Patrick, 19.

“We’d still be looking

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Who Is Cosmo DiNardo, The Man Who Confessed To Killing 4 Young Men In Pennsylvania?

Cosmo DiNardo, 20, confessed on Thursday to killing four young men before burning and burying their bodies on his parents’ farm. He was reportedly a drug dealer who sold the young men marijuana. Here is what we know about him:

He has a 4-month-old gun charge, which he was arrested for Monday. A warrant accused him of being a former mental patient in possession of a shotgun. Police said he may suffer from schizophrenia.

DiNardo is “a subject known to be suffering from mental illness and admittedly having been the subject of an involuntary commitment to a mental institution for inpatient care and treatment,” an investigator wrote in an affidavit about the gun charge.

He was in a dirt bike wreck about six months ago that left him with a head injury. The accident left DiNardo stranded in the woods for over a day until

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What We Know About Dean Finocchiaro, The First Of 4 Bodies ID’d On Pennsylvania Farm

Dean Finocchiaro, 19,  is the first of four identified after human remains were found on a farm in a 12.5 foot grave.

1. He lived in Bucks County and  graduated Neshaminy High School in 2016.

2. He worked at an ice cream shop.

He worked in a neighboring town and was loved by his coworkers.

3. He had an infectious smile.

His co-worker, Bill Tosti told NBC Philadelphia, “He had a smile that would just hug you. He was real warm, very friendly, would do anything for anybody, a great teammate to work with.”

4. He was funny.

“He was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met,” Tosti said.

5. He was very loved by family and friends.

Everyone keep and eye out please. Hope you’re ok buddy

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Pennsylvania Man Confesses To Killing 4 Men, Burning Their Bodies: "I’m Sorry"

Cosmo DiNardo has confessed to his role in four murders. In a stunning confession, the 20-year-old admitted to killing four men and says that he knows where the bodies are. “I’m sorry,” the jailed inmate said as he left court today, per ABC News. DeNardo was a drug dealer who felt cheated after selling young men marijuana. 

DiNardo’s confession pertains to the disappearance of four men in the Philadelphia area over the past week. At least three of the men knew each other. The body of only one, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, was identified through remains found in a gravesite on a farm in Solebury Township. The farm belongs to the DiNardo family.

DiNardo has told investigators where the rest of the bodies are. Per CBS News, law enforcement officials say that DiNardo suffers from schizophrenia. They did not release a motive for the crime.

The names of the four missing men are: Jimi Tar Patrick,

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Pennsylvania Man Confesses To Killing 4 Men: "I’m Sorry"

Cosmo DiNardo has confessed to his role in four murders. In a stunning confession, the 20-year-old admitted to killing four men and says that he knows where the bodies are. “I’m sorry,” the jailed inmate said as he left court today, per ABC News.

DiNardo’s confession pertains to the disappearance of four men in the Philadelphia area over the past week. At least three of the men knew each other. The body of only one, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, was identified through remains found in a gravesite on a farm in Solebury Township. The farm belongs to the DiNardo family.

DiNardo has told investigators where the rest of the bodies are. Per CBS News, law enforcement officials say that DiNardo suffers from schizophrenia. They did not release a motive for the crime.

The names of the four missing men are: Jimi Tar Patrick, Dean Finocchiaro, Tom Meo and Mark Sturgis.

 DiNardo was initially arrested Monday and

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