(Cleveland) - A Grand Jury has indicted ex-con Thomas Knuff for the deaths of two of his friends, whose bodies were found rotting in a Parma Heights house.
According to investigators, Thomas Knuff’s longtime pen-pal, 49-year-old Regina Capobianco and her boyfriend, 65-year-old John Mann, picked up Knuff from the Lorain Correctional Institution in April.
Knuff had served more than 15-years for numerous thefts in Parma, Parma Heights, Garfield, and Middleburg Heights.
Detectives believe that on May 11th, Knuff stabbed the couple to death in Mann’s Parma Heights home and spent more than a month trying to cover-up his crimes.
Capobianco and Mann were not discovered until June 21th.
The indictment includes 21 charges including Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery, Theft, Kidnapping, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Vandalism, and Breaking and Entering.
“This career criminal who was just released from prison went on to commit a slew of crimes and brutally murdered two of his so-called friends,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “His heinous acts compelled our office to seek the death penalty.”
Knuff will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. on July 25, 2017.
(Photo provided by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office)
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