PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County district attorney plans to pursue the death penalty against a man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend.READ MORE: Lawsuit Places Blame For 2 Coronavirus Cases On Washington County Home Health Care Company
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. notified the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday that the commonwealth will pursue the death penalty in the case.READ MORE: City Of Pittsburgh Gets $4M In Transportation Funds From State
Darby is accused of stabbing and beating Sheykhet to death back in October.
Sheykhet had a Protection from Abuse Order against Darby after he allegedly broke into her Oakland home.MORE NEWS: Around The Table: Party Leaders Looking Ahead To 2024
Darby was also accused of raping an underage girl in a separate incident.