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Spaghetti Dinner Held For Penn Hills Victim’s Family

By Ralph Iannotti
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(Credit: KDKA)

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PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A memorial spaghetti dinner was held in the basement of a Penn Hills church for the family of a man whose body was found dismembered.

William King’s mutilated and decapitated body was discovered last month in Plum Boro several days after the 23-year-old was reported missing.

“This is a fundraiser to try to help King’s family,” Barbara Goodson, a family friend, told KDKA-TV. “His mother is not able to come here this evening, because she is still devastated over his death.”

“He was a wonderful guy,” Stephanie Walden, King’s cousin, said. “There’s nothing mean anybody can say about him.”

Vito Pelino, 25, of Penn Hills is charged with homicide in the case. A second man was charged with helping Pelino dispose of King’s body after Pelino allegedly stabbed the victim 50 times, according to police.

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