The parents of a young Philadelphia doctor allegedly killed by an exterminator say they're devastated by the death of their daughter.
In a statement released Friday by a family spokeswoman, the parents of 35-year-old Dr. Melissa Ketunuti say she was "a source of joy to everyone in her life.''
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The spokeswoman, Manisha Pai, said the parents don't want to be mentioned by name and are asking for privacy.
A man hired to deal with Ketunuti's rodent problem is charged with strangling her with a rope after they got into an argument, then tying her up and setting her body on fire.
Police say 36-year-old Jason Smith of suburban Levittown admitted to the crime. He is being held without bail.
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