A Kennedy Township man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stabbed two people during a burglary.
29-year-old Joseph Manna was arrested last year after breaking into a Broadway Avenue apartment in Stowe Township and stabbing both a male and female victim. Manna then stole a pickup truck belonging to the father of the male victim. A subsequent investigation revealed that the stabbings were an effort by Manna to eliminate any witnesses to the fact that Manna had stolen a computer from the same apartment one day earlier.
Appearing today before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Williams, Manna pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and robbery of a motor vehicle. Manna also pleaded guilty to two counts of recklessly endangering another person. The additional counts were connected to Manna trying to use the stolen pickup truck to run two other drivers off the road and then stealing another vehicle which he used to drive to West Virginia.
Following the guilty plea, Mann was sentenced to a total of 6 to 12 years in prison.