Wanted Strongsville Pair Captured

STRONGSVILLE, OH  - The man and woman wanted in connection with a deadly stabbing in Strongsville are now in police custody. 

Strongsville Police say Timothy Bene, 32, and Courtney Heckman, 23, were found this afternoon in Ashland. 

Police say they were transported to Ashland Police Department where they waived their extradition hearing and were transported back to the City of Strongsville.

Police say the couple is wanted in the stabbing death of Dean Vastaris, who police say is Bene's stepfather. Vastaris was stabbed early Friday afternoon at his house in the 13500 block of Sprague Road.  Strongsville Police say they were been called to the house on a domestic violence incident.

Both Timothy Bene and Courtney Heckman will appear in Berea Municipal Court Wednesday.

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