75-Year-Old Charged with Homicide in Whitehall

Joseph Manning faces the charge after his wife was found dead inside of their home by police on Saturday.

Joseph R. Manning, 75, of 1146 Brant Dr. in , is facing a criminal homicide charge after an incident at Manning's home on Saturday.

were called to Manning's residence on Brant Drive at around 3:30 p.m. that day, WPXI has reported. Brant Drive sits just off of Teal Drive near Streets Run Road and the .

That's where officers reportedly discovered an "older man with a knife. They told him to drop the knife, but he refused. An officer shocked him with a Taser, and he was taken to UPMC Mercy for evaluation. When they got into the home, they found the man's wife, Mary Manning(, 71,) dead inside," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Police called the death "intentional," the paper reported, although further details of the incident were not immediately available. Whitehall police charged Manning with criminal homicide.

At a arraignment hearing on Sunday morning, Manning was denied bail. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing on April 11 before county Judge Donna Jo McDanielUPDATE: Manning's hearing was postponed to Jan. 25.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

For coverage from WPXI, click here: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/police-investigate-homicide-white-hall/nL54S/

For coverage from the Post-Gazette, click here: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/whitehall-man-75-charged-with-homicide-629444/

For coverage from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, click here:


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Robert Edward Healy, III January 28, 2013 at 11:05 PM
UPDATE: Manning is scheduled for a formal arraignment at the county courthouse on Feb. 27.
Robert Edward Healy, III February 27, 2013 at 09:28 PM
UPDATE: Manning will now have a pretrial conference on March 15.
Robert Edward Healy, III March 15, 2013 at 04:24 PM
UPDATE: Manning will now have a plea hearing on April 25.
Robert Edward Healy, III April 25, 2013 at 07:28 PM
UPDATE: Manning's plea hearing has been continued to Sept. 23.
Robert Edward Healy, III September 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM
UPDATE: Manning's plea hearing has been continued to Dec. 9.


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