A Northampton coroner says a woman suffered 45 knife wounds in a brutal attack that also killed her father, grandfather and a neighbor.
Lysek testified Tuesday at the preliminary hearing for Merhi's former boyfriend, 37-year-old convicted murder Michael Eric Ballard. He is charged with stabbing Merhi, her 62-year-old father, 87-year-old grandfather and a neighbor who ran to the house after hearing screams.
Lysek says all four victims were stabbed multiple times. Merhi's grandfather was found dead in his wheelchair.
At the time of the killings, Ballard was on parole for a 1991 murder in Allentown and was living in a halfway house there.