Man charged in double homicide in Knoxville

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When police discovered a man and woman shot in the head in a Lexus in Knoxville last month, they also found a piece of mail addressed to the suspected killer in the sedan, city police wrote in a criminal complaint.

Pittsburgh police arrested Antoine Ward, 38, of Mt. Oliver on Friday and charged him with two counts of criminal homicide and firearm violations. He is in the Allegheny County Jail.

Less than 21 minutes after taking a call from Ward and leaving Characters Lounge on Jan. 23, Jason Eubanks and Cheralynn Sabatasso, both 36, were found dead in a silver Lexus in the 500 block of Grimes Avenue after a 7:36 p.m. 911 call reported six shots fired.

Police said Sabatasso was in the driver’s seat and Eubanks was in the front passenger seat. Also in the car, police located two shell casings and two envelopes, one of which was addressed to Ward.

Ward’s criminal record dates to 1996 and includes guilty pleas to aggravated assault, and gun and drug felonies, according to court records.

Lexi Belculfine: or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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