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Death Penalty Sought For 1 Suspect In Elderly Woman’s Death

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David A. McClelland will stand trial in the stabbing death of his 92-year-old neighbor, Evelyn Stepko.  (Credit: KDKA)

David A. McClelland will stand trial in the stabbing death of his 92-year-old neighbor, Evelyn Stepko. (Credit: KDKA)

WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) –The Washington County District Attorney’s Office will seek the death penalty against one of three people accused of robbing and killing their neighbor in Washington County.

According to police, 92-year-old Evelyn Stepko, was stabbed in her Coal Center home on July 18.

David A. McClelland, 55, his son, David J, McClelland, 36, and his wife, Diane McLelland, 48, are facing charges in connection with Stepko’s death.

Diane McClelland is facing charges of conspiracy and hindering apprehension.

David J. McClelland is facing charges of conspiracy, receiving stolen property and criminal homicide.

David A. McClelland is also facing criminal homicide charges.

All three were formally arraigned today, but the death penalty will only be sought for David A. McClelland.

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