By: KDKA-TV’s Chris Hoffman and Erika Stanish

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A man is facing homicide charges after his father and aunt were stabbed to death in Penn Township.

Police were called to a house on State Route 130 near Burrell Hill Road around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. When they got there, Chief John Otto said officers found a man, identified as Neal Hubish standing in the front yard. The chief said Hubish told police his father and aunt were arguing.

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His father Arthur and his aunt Maria Puskarich were found inside the home with stab wounds, the chief said. Arthur was dead and Puskarich was taken to the hospital but died on the way.

The Westmoreland County District Attorney said Neal Hubish confessed to both of their deaths and is now facing homicide charges.

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“In the statement, he gave to detectives at Penn Township Police. He did indicate he was in fact the person who killed his aunt and father,” said District Attorney John Peck said.

Peck said the victims suffered stab wounds and blunt force trauma. Police found a 5-inch knife near the aunt, according to the criminal complaint.

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Peck said there was a history of domestics with the family. According to the criminal complaint, the Penn Township Police Department had been called to the home multiple times in the past to investigate domestic violence incidents between Neal Hubish, his father and his aunt. Some calls dated back to 2006.

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A friend of the family, who did not want to be identified, told KDKA that Hubish suffered from mental health issues. They said that Neal Hubish had just recently been released from jail and was taken to a mental health facility in Greensburg. They said he then was unexpectedly released and was staying with his father when the incident happened.

Hubish had his preliminary arraignment late Tuesday morning.