Man charged with homicide after fight in Larksville


LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man is charged with murder after investigators say a fight led to a deadly stabbing Wednesday night in Larksville.

Police discovered 51-year-old Terry Campbell covered in blood outside of his home in the 500 block of West State Street around 8:00 p.m., inside police found a woman lying dead on the floor with multiple stab wounds, according to court documents.

Investigators say a neighbor alerted authorities after Campbell knocked on their door covered in blood, saying he just killed his niece’s mother and asked them to call 911.

When Larksville police arrived on the scene, they say, Campbell flagged the officers down and asked if he should get on the ground. After that, Campbell told them a woman was “bleeding out” inside the home, according to the court documents.

Police found 25-year-old Yana Guitson dead on the floor with significant lacerations next to two bloody knives, the paperwork states.

“The police entered the residence and found lying on the living room floor the victim, who was clearly stabbed once in the chest and was stabbed in the throat very severely to the fact that it was obvious that she was deceased, and much of her throat was in fact missing,” said Luzerne County District Attorney, Sam Sanguedolce.

Authorities were first called to the scene by a neighbor who told them Campbell approached her house covered in blood,  moments after the alleged attack.

“I cracked my door a little bit and I said yes, and he goes, “I need you to call 911. I just killed my niece’s mother and showed me his bloody hands”,” said neighbor Erin Newman who spoke to Campbell.

Investigators say they are still trying to determine what led to the attack. Campbell is locked up on homicide charges at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

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