Nigerian professor in Pennsylvania fatally stabbed by wife who also shot and killed herself - Reports

Nigerian professor in Pennsylvania fatally stabbed by wife who also shot and killed herself - Reports

Jan 23, 2023 - 17:50
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Nigerian professor in Pennsylvania fatally stabbed by wife who also shot and killed herself - Reports

A beloved professor was stabbed to death in a Tuesday murder-suicide at his Wilkins Township, Penn., home. His wife then shot herself to death.

According to a statement from the Allegheny County Department of Police, officers arrived a little before 10 a.m. at a local home to check on the welfare of a couple involved in a "violent domestic" dispute. A third party had told police someone inside the residence had been stabbed, and that the woman inside had a gun.

When officers couldn't obtain a response from the residents in the home, SWAT officers were called out to assist. After gaining entry, the SWAT team found Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, 59, and his wife, Charte Dunn, 50, dead.

Both had suffered stab wounds, according to the press release, and Dunn also had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear what led up to the fatal incident.

The couple had been married since 2017, according to marital records reviewed by the Duquesne Duke. Though Dr. Iwuchukwu had filed for divorce in 2020, the split had not yet been finalized, the outlet reports.

Iwuchukwu, who had a Ph.D. in systematic theology and an M.A. in journalism from Marquette University, originally hailed from Nigeria. He was an associate professor of theology at Duquesne, the school confirmed. He had worked there since 2008 and specialized in interreligious dialogue, inclusive religious pluralism and media & religion. He was also the author and editor of various books.

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