The following is a release from Pennsylvania State Police:
Gibson – State Police at Gibson have charged Cassandra Mercincavage of Thompson, PA for the death of 49-year-old Robert W. Hubal of Potter Hill Rd Thompson, PA.
On 10/01/17, Troopers from the Gibson station responded Hubal’s residence after he was discovered deceased by family members.
Troopers subsequently confirmed the victim was Robert Hubal.
Injuries to Hubal indicated that he was likely shot in the head and torso; however, no weapon was located at the scene.
Hubal’s vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was also missing. Information was discovered that Mercincavage had been living with Hubal, but that their relationship had recently ended.
Investigators believed Mercincavage may have taken the Dodge pickup.
The investigation led investigators to a hotel in Moosic, Lackawanna County where Mercincavage was located and interviewed.
Troopers also located the victim’s Dodge pickup abandoned nearby. A firearm believed to have been used in the commission of the crime was also recovered.
Based on the investigation that was conducted by the PA State Police, the Susquehanna County District Attorney’s Office and Coroner’s office, Mercincavage was charged with one count of Criminal Homicide for the death of Hubal.
She is being arraigned at DJ Jodi Coroner’s Office in New Milford.
The PA State Police are confident this was an isolated incident and that there is no danger to the public.