3 shot dead in Pa.; girl taken, found safe in Ohio
July 28, 2012 3:50PM
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Updated: July 28, 2012 11:04PM
QUINCY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Pennsylvania say a man confronting his estranged wife about custody arrangements for their daughter shot her to death and also killed her boyfriend and his mother, then fled with the 4-year-old girl before the two were found about 250 miles away in Ohio.
Kevin Cleeves, 35, was charged Saturday with three counts of criminal homicide and was awaiting an extradition hearing in the Friday night deaths of Brandi Cleeves, 25, Vincent Santucci, 28, and Rosemary Holma, 55.
Pennsylvania state police say Cleeves went to Santucci’s house and was asked to leave but instead opened fire. He then took the girl and fled, and an Amber Alert was issued. He was arrested in Austintown in northeastern Ohio, outside Youngstown. The girl is safe.