| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

North Union woman stabbed to death; Uniontown man arrested

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 11:48 p.m.

A North Union woman was stabbed to death in her mobile home Monday, and a Uniontown man was arrested for the homicide, state police at Uniontown said.

Henry Clay Crawford, 56, is accused of murdering Lisa Faye Tupta, 49, of 326 Easter St., Holiday Mobile Home Park, police said. State police did not release any information about the charges that Crawford faces in Tupta's death.

Fayette County Coroner Dr. Philip Reilly pronounced Tupta dead at Uniontown Hospital at 7:27 p.m., due to stab wounds she received during the assault, police said.

Tupta was bleeding severely from stab wounds in the neck and abdomen when police rushed into her mobile home and found her on a couch, state police said.

Police said they were notified at 3:50 p.m. that a man had kicked in the main door of Tupta's residence. The suspect ran for the rear door when police arrived and was holding a knife when he opened the mobile home's rear door. Police said they entered the mobile home and found Crawford hiding in a closet in a rear bedroom.

Crawford also was transported to Uniontown Hospital for treatment of wounds. Police did not reveal the nature of his injuries.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Barefoot toddlers found wandering in Uniontown Hospital lot
  2. Juvenile accused in Uniontown store burglary
  3. $7K donated to help Bullskin Township boys with rare disease
  4. Small Business Saturday events set in Connellsville
  5. Covenant Community Ministries unites 4 churches in Western Pa.
  6. Judge rules in favor of Seven Springs Mountain Resort over road closure
  7. Fayette twins injured as newborns expected to be adopted by foster mother
  8. Most serious charges dropped against parents of Dunbar child thrown from ATV
  9. HObo Model Railroad Club display back in Connellsville
  10. McCarthy: Family of Incarcerated to meet in Connellsville
  11. Connellsville man charged after boy ingests prescription drugs