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.