Amir M. Edwards, 22, was charged with homicide in the stabbing death of Zachary John Richards.
Edwards was wanted in the robbery of a grocery store at the time of the murder.
According to news reports Edwards was visiting the home of Richards at the time of the attack.
The 27-year-old victim was the brother of Luzerne County assistant district attorney, Justin Richards.
The crime was reported September 12, 2014 and occurred in Hazelton, PA.
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A Luzerne County man has been charged with murdering another man with a knife, the morning after he robbed and brutally beat a store owner.Continue reading ►
Charged was 22-year-old Amir Edwards of the 100 block of Pine Street, Hazleton.
Hazelton police report Edwards killed 27-year-old Zachary John Richards during an argument at 5:45 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 600 block of Cleveland Street in Hazleton.
Police found Richards lying facedown in the front doorway with a black-handled knife protruding from his back. He died at the scene. Edwards admitted that he stabbed Richards, but claimed he did so because the victim pointed a rifle at him. He told police he grabbed a knife from a butcher block in the kitchen and stabbed Richards one time in the back.
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