Homicide Charges Filed in Foster Township Incident

February 01, 2018 - 7:44 am

A Luzerne County man has been arrested on criminal homicide charges for the death of a Foster Twp. woman on Sunday.  The death of 46-year old Tonilynn Wilkinson was ruled a homicide after an autopsy.  State police say they found Wilkinson dead in a home Upper Lehigh Sunday after a standoff.51-year Joseph J. Marchetti who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the incident, was arraigned by video on charges of criminal homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault.  Marchetti is a patient at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and will be taken to the Luzerne County Prison after his release from the hospital.
Troopers also found Wilkinson’s mother, with a head wound. She remains a patient at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.

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