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Allegheny County police arrested a 34-year-old man Thursday for the alleged 2017 homicide of his estranged wife.
Police arrested 34-year-old Antonio Vecchiola at a Monroeville strip mall.
His estranged wife, 29-year-old Jessica Vecchiola, was found unresponsive by her mother at her home in Penn Hills on Feb. 6, 2017.
Jessica was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time, it was ruled by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office that Jessica's cause of death was internal decapitation and the manner of death was pending investigation.
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On Feb. 8, 2017, police became involved in the investigation after learning of the suspicious circumstances. The investigation into her death continued over the past two years.
Police said that in January, the investigative details surrounding Jessica's death were presented to the Medical Examiner's office. The manner of death was then changed from pending investigation to homicide.
On Thursday, detectives presented the facts of the case to the Allegheny County District Attorney's office and an arrest warrant was issued.
Antonio was taken into custody and transported to the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment on the charge of criminal homicide.
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