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A Monroeville man is being held in the Allegheny County Jail without bond in connection with the strangulation death of a McKeesport man inside his home on Grover Street.
Devin Alexander Hale, 30, faces a preliminary hearing March 12 before Magisterial District Judge Kim Berkeley Clark in Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County police allege that Hale and another man forced their way into the home of David M. Faust, 66, on Jan. 19, and that Hale strangled him during a robbery.
Faust died Jan. 23 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Oakland, of injuries sustained in the incident, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Hale is charged by Allegheny County police with homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery with serious bodily injury, conspiracy, terroristic threats and strangulation.
County police said the incident happened just before 11 p.m. Jan. 19. Police allege that Hale and another, unidentified man knocked on Faust’s door. When the victim answered, police said, Hale and the other man pulled a gun and forced their way inside.
A woman inside the home also was assaulted, police said.
County police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.
Originally published January 26, 2021.