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Self Defense Claimed In Man’s Stabbing Death

MAHANOY CITY — There was new information disclosed Monday about a stabbing in Schuylkill County.  There are indications that the incident may have resulted from a young woman trying to defend herself.

Court papers say a fight this weekend in Mahanoy City between Larry Quinn and Kimberly Hons ended with Quinn dead and Hons claiming it was a case of self-defense.

Police say it started at this home on East Mahanoy Avenue early Sunday.  Court papers say Quinn and Hon got into a fight after Quinn hit Hon’s mother. Kimberly Hon said her mother was Quinn’s girlfriend.

“I went into the kitchen to confront him. He got up off the chair and we got into an altercation. He pretty much pinned me against the sink. I tried to find something to get him away from me, that’s when I grabbed the knife and stabbed him in the chest,” said Hons. “He had me by the throat.”

Wayne Holben of Mrs. T’s Pierogies said Larry Quinn worked at the factory.

“He was well liked. He was in our production for two and a half years so it’s just difficult for people on all levels for those who knew him or didn’t know him but he was part of our family.”

Kimberly Hons apologized to Larry Quinn’s family.

“I am not taking it well at all. I don’t have much to say except I am sorry to their family and it was never my intentions to kill anybody.”

Officials say an autopsy will be done on Larry Quinn on Tuesday. That could give investigators a better idea if this is a case of self-defense.


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