Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Man Guilty in Dismemberment Killed His Mother and Stepfather in Their Penn Hills Home

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Man Guilty in Dismemberment Killed His Mother and Stepfather in Their Penn Hills Home

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A jury deliberated less than three hours Tuesday before finding a man guilty of killing his mother and stepfather in their Penn Hills home nearly two years ago.

Frederick Harris III, 49, also was found guilty of abuse of a corpse for the stabbing deaths and dismemberment of Olivia Gilbert, 73, and her husband, Lamar Gilbert, 76.

Mr. Harris will be sentenced Jan. 3 by Common Pleas Judge Kevin G. Sasinoski to a mandatory prison term of life without parole.

Prosecutors said Mr. Harris went to his mother's home on Suncrest Drive sometime during the afternoon of Dec. 13, 2014, and killed the couple. Then, using a set of kitchen knives, he cut apart their bodies, placing the parts in several garbage bags and cans in their garage.

Their bodies were found Dec. 16 after Ms. …

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