Police: Pa. man beaten, killed with 12-pound weight

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a teenager has been charged with the murder of a man beaten to death with a cast-iron window weight during a burglary.

Police in Schuylkill County arrested 18-year-old Jarvin Huggins of Mahanoy City in the slaying of 48-year-old Gene Slavinsky, who was found dead Tuesday.

Police allege that Huggins entered through a basement door, turned the electricity on and off to lure Slavinsky to the basement, struck him multiple times in the head with the iron rod and then stole numerous items and the victim's car.

Trooper Edward Lizewksi says the 12-pound window weight was found in the basement covered with blood.

Huggins remains in custody; a listed number for him could not be found and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

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