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Fourth suspect arrested in fatal Youngwood stabbing

Jacob Tierney
| Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Christopher James 'CJ' David, 40, of Youngwood is charged with homicide.
Westmoreland County Prison
Christopher James 'CJ' David, 40, of Youngwood is charged with homicide.

The last person wanted for murdering a Hempfield resident for drugs and cash was arrested Friday night, according to state police in Greensburg.

Christopher James "CJ" David, 40, of Youngwood was one of four suspects charged with the stabbing death of Matthew Genard, 50, who was found Nov. 10 on Wineman Lane.

Genard had been stabbed more than 20 times, according to police.

The other three suspects — Michael James Covington Jr., 20; Linda Kay Quidetto, 40; and Jason Sullenberger, 40, all of Youngwood — were arrested and arraigned Thursday. David remained at large for another day.

Police say David is the suspected ringleader, who created the plan to kill Genard and divide two bricks of heroin, other drugs and $1,100 with his companions.

According to a criminal complaint, David wanted to rob Genard of drugs and money because he was upset with him. He informed the group he "was tired" of working for Genard, according to the affidavit.

Investigators had identified the Wineman Lane home as a drug distribution point earlier this year after dismantling a heroin trafficking ring. Genard was not charged during that operation.

All four suspects are being held in Westmoreland County Prison without bail. Preliminary hearings for all four are scheduled for Nov. 28.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646 or jtierney@tribweb.com

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