Fayette County woman died from stab wounds; man in custody
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A Fayette County woman was stabbed in her home Monday night and later died from her wounds, police said. One man is in custody.
A 911 call was placed at about 3:50 p.m., when the caller saw a man forcibly break into the 326 Easter St. home of Lisa Faye Tupta, 49, according to a state police press release.
When Pennsylvania State Police arrived at the Holiday Mobile Home Park residence, troopers said they observed a male holding a knife open a side door and then run back into the residence.
Troopers entered the residence and found Ms. Tupta unresponsive and bleeding severely from the neck and abdomen, police said.
Troopers searched Ms. Tupta's home and found Henry Clay Crawford, 56, of Uniontown, Pa., in a bedroom closet, police said. Mr. Crawford was taken into custody and treated for injuries at the Uniontown Hospital, police said.
A Uniontown Hospital doctor said Ms. Tupta died from stab wounds at 7:27 p.m. Monday, police said. The Fayette County Coroner has been notified, and an autopsy is pending, police said.
First Published January 28, 2013 11:47 pm