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DA to seek death penalty in Pitt student’s homicide

The Allegheny County District Attorney will seek the death penalty for Matthew Darby. (Photo via Pittsburgh Police)

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2018

The Allegheny County district attorney's office will seek the death penalty for Matthew Darby, a 21-year-old man accused of killing Pitt student Alina Sheykhet. Sheykhet was found dead in her home in Oakland Oct. 8, 2017. Darby — her ex-boyfriend — has been charged with homicide, flight, burglary, theft, ...

Editorial: Commemorating a slain journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia ran a blog in Malta that had a daily readership of more than 400,000.(Screenshot via daphnecaruanagalizia.com)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 18, 2017

It was a sunny afternoon yesterday in the island nation of Malta, between North Africa and Sicily. Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving her Peuguot near her home when a car bomb exploded, killing her and tossing the wreckage of the car into a nearby field. When The Guardian broke the news last night,...

Pitt student found dead in Oakland homicide, police charge ex-boyfriend

A memorial sits outside the Cable Place residence where Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead Sunday in an apparent homicide. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

October 9, 2017

A homicide investigation is underway after Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead in her Oakland apartment Sunday morning. Pittsburgh police have obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Matthew Darby — Sheykhet’s ex-boyfriend whom she filed a protection-from-abuse order against in September. His...

Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

Police stand outside a house on Cable Street in Oakland outlined with crime tape. Police are investigating the death of a Pitt student as a homicide. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

October 8, 2017

Pittsburgh police are investigating a homicide in Oakland after finding a deceased Pitt student Sunday morning. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Sunday night that the student was Alina Sheykhet, a 20-year-old woman. University spokesperson Joe Miksch confirmed she was a Pitt stud...

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