Man Accused of Stabbing Sister to Death in Luzerne County
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A woman is dead after state police say she was stabbed by her brother.
Troopers were called to a home on White Oak Drive near Hunlock Creek around 10 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators said Eric Getz, 39, of Hunlock Creek was fighting with his sister, Rebecca Getz, 41, and stabbed her in the back.
Rebecca Getz was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to court papers, Eric Getz told police that he, his sister, their father, and another man were about to leave their home when Rebecca asked to get back into the house. Eric said he didn’t want her in the house when he or his father weren’t home because he said she had stolen a television from him in the past.
Eric told police Rebecca hit him in the head with an ice scraper, the court papers said. Eric then grabbed a knife from the kitchen. He told police Rebecca grabbed him from behind and he swiped at her with the knife. She let go of him and started to walk away. Eric told police Rebecca then called him “stupid” and then he stabbed her in the back as she walked away.
Eric Getz has been charged with criminal homicide and is locked up in the Luzerne County jail.