Suspect arrested in Mount Oliver slaying

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The suspect in yesterday's slaying of a 71-year-old Mount Oliver man was arrested this morning by Pittsburgh Police.

Police from the South Side station received a tip that Foteos Soutemenides was in the area and they found him hiding in an apartment building. Mr. Soutemenides was apprehended without incident and awaiting arraignment in city court today.

He is charged in the stabbing death of Richard Revis at his home on Hays Avenue early yesterday.

Police said the two apparently argued over a missing cell phone, but court documents were not yet available.

Mr. Soutemenides, who is of Greek descent, was released in 2006 from a state prison in Missouri, where he had served eight years for burglary, theft, tampering with evidence and a weapons offense in Cass County, just south of Kansas City.

After his release, he came to Pittsburgh to live with his father, Costa Soutemenides, in the West End. The two apparently did not get along, however. At one point the older man filed a protection from abuse order against his son, saying Foteos had repeatedly called him a "bitch" and beat him with his fists. He also said his son carried a knife at all times.

The PFA was withdrawn shortly after it was filed because Costa Soutemenides didn't show up for a hearing. He didn't return messages today left at his house.

Police said Foteos had been living in several city neighborhoods in recent months.

His relationship with Mr. Revis wasn't clear today, but police said he was at the older man's home and arguing with him before the murder.


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