Convicted killer found dead in prison

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Edgar Gearhart being arrested after stabbing his mother’s boyfriend to death in 2016.

SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – State Police are investigating the death of a convicted killer at a local state prison.

Edgar Gearhart was just 19 years old when he stabbed to death his mother’s boyfriend, Robert Blake, in Sunbury.

The 24-year-old Gearhart was found dead Thursday night in his cell at SCI Dallas.

Gearhart was serving a 10-to-20 year sentence for third degree murder.

The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of his death.

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