A man awaiting trial on charges of having killed a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment last year is now accused of having raped a teenager days before the slaying.
Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Darby is accused of having used a claw hammer and two knives in October to kill 20-year-old Alina Sheykhet, his ex-girlfriend. He fled and was captured in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Allegheny County prosecutors, who have announced plans to seek capital punishment in that case, have now accused Darby of raping a 17-year-old girl in Elizabeth Township.
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Defense attorney David Shrager questioned the girl’s account at Friday’s preliminary hearing, asking why she agreed to go with him to two places and then for a brief walk in the woods.