Cases delayed in murder of Youngwood man |

Cases delayed in murder of Youngwood man

Four suspects charged in connection with the stabbing death of a Youngwood man last year had their murder cases delayed Monday, saying they needed more time to prepare before trials are scheduled.

Christopher David, 40, Jason Sullenberger, 40, Michael Covington Jr., 21, and Linda Kay Quidetto, 41, all of Youngwood, are each in jail awaiting separate trials for homicide, robbery and conspiracy for the Nov. 9 stabbing death of 50-year-old Matthew Genard.

Attorneys for David, Sullenberger and Covington asked Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Feliciani for an additional 30 days to file pretrial motions challenging the evidence in the case. Quidetto’s case was delayed until at least November.

Police said Genard was stabbed up to 20 times during a robbery plot. According to court records, David put Genard in a choke hold and exposed his back to allow Sullenberger and Covington to repeatedly stab him.

Police said the men left with Genard’s cloths, money and drugs.

The next day, the men and Quidetto split two bricks of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and about $1,100 in cash taken from Genard’s home, police said.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293 or [email protected]

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