Arrest in Deadly Shooting

NEW MILFORD, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY  (WBRE/WYOU) 31 year old woman is locked up tonight in Susquehanna County -- accused of killing her former boyfriend.
Cassandra Mercincavage was arraigned on homicide charges this morning and is now being held without bail. Eyewitness News reporter Eric deabill is live at the state police barracks near Gibson with more on what happened

State police both  in Susquehanna county and Lackawanna county have been working this case around the clock since getting the initial call that a man's body was found in thompson township yesterday.

Investigators say after the deadly shooting, the suspect took the victim's truck and that is how they tracked her down overnight

Cassandra Mercincavage covered her face as she was led into a magistrate's office Monday to face homicide charges.

State police believe the 31 year old shot her one-time boyfriend, Robert Hubal, at least three times inside his Thompson Township home killing him.

 "Bob was really -- he was a hard worker and stuff. The whole family is hard working. They're very nice people!"  Said James Delaney of Thompson,

Mercincavage told troopers she had been dating the victim for roughly five years and they planned to marry on Halloween.
Her nickname "Cass" is even on the mailbox.
Recently, the relationship reportedly soured and the victim may have asked her to move out.

After the deadly shooting, troopers believe Mercincavage took the victim's truck, which led them to finding her in Lackawanna County.

 "She was located in Moosic near a hotel. She came with investigators to the state police barracks in Dunmore and the vehicle was recovered in the Moosic area, abandoned on the side of the road"  Trooper Mark Keyes of the Pennsylvania State Police Told Eyewitness News.

Robert Hubal was discovered dead in his home by his son, who came to check on him because he hadn't been feeding his cows or answering calls.

Investigators believe the actual shooting happened on Tuesday morning but he wasn't found until Sunday.
 

"It's becoming a little too commonplace that you're hearing about shootings"  said Mark Fallon of Thompson,

Residents like Mark Fallon say they're glad investigators were able to piece together what happened so quickly, just about 24 hours after the victim was discovered.
 
"I don't know too much about this girlfriend. The things I've heard aren't the greatest" Fallon added



 


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