FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Gary and Linda Inch say it has been a long and difficult six months, but now that Michael Houseweart of Canton has been charged with killing their daughter, a weight has been lifted.
"Justice is moving forward now. It seemed like forever, you know, not much was going on legally. It's been very difficult, very painful, you know? Because they were girl and boyfriend and we couldn't comprehend somebody doing something like this and I would say through prayer and time it has helped us get through it,” said Gary Inch.
In January, Gary and Linda Inch were attacked in their home near Montoursville, held at gunpoint, duct taped and left to die after two men set their home ablaze.
"They were standing here at the foot of the bed, had a rifle pointed at us,” said Gary Inch.
Linda Inch managed to escape and run for help. Gary Inch was rescued.
"He took a life, he almost took ours. There has to be some kind of payment for that,” said Linda Inch.
Gary and Linda didn't know it at the time, but investigators say Michael Houseweart and Brian Vroman, also of Canton, were responsible for the attack.
Investigators also say before the home invasion, Houseweart killed his girlfriend, Gary and Linda's daughter Michelle Inch.
Troopers say she was shot and stabbed.
For months, family and friends searched for her.
In March, her body was discovered in a wooded area in Bradford County.
"I think we knew all along that he did it. We just were waiting for the charges to come. It's been a long wait,” said Linda Inch.
Troopers believe Houseweart may have been jealous Michelle was talking to another man and that jealousy fueled that attack.
Gary and Linda Inch aren't so sure. All they know is Michelle deserved better. They did, too.
Their home is being fixed up after the fire and soon they will move back in. Their old bedroom holds bad memories. They're moving into the room Michelle used to sleep in.
“To come back here now that we're getting a new start on it, we think it's wonderful,” said Linda Inch.