May 19, 2019
Richard Mickens Jr.
Clearly, we need more knife control in the US.
These inanimate objects are forcing some of the country’s most peaceful citizens to do things that they wouldn’t normally do.
Police have arrested the suspect wanted in a double stabbing incident that left one man dead in Carnegie over the weekend.
Police say Richard “Stretch” Mickens Jr., 58, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning at a home on Spikenard Street in Scott Township.
According to investigators, police surrounded a home there after getting a tip that Mickens had threatened a person inside with a knife and then fell asleep. Two people inside the home managed to get out safely.
Police say Mickens was wanted in the stabbing and strangulation of 51-year-old Luke Connolly at a home on Third Avenue early Sunday. Connolly was found dead at the scene with three stab wounds to the chest.
“That’s my understanding, that they knew each other in some capacity prior to the event,” said Insp. Andrew Schurman, Allegheny County Police Department, of the relationship between Mickens and Connolly. “So we’re not sure exactly right now what precipitated the assault.”
Luke Connolly (obviously an old photo; taken from his obituary page).