State police filed charges late Wednesday against a Penn Hills man accused of killing a woman in East Pittsburgh and confessing to a Cambria County Prison counselor while he was housed there. 

Delrico Trevon McClinton, 28, faces charges including criminal homicide, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking, according to online court documents filed with District Judge Kim Berkeley Clark. 

Whitney Maleeca Lyn Boyer, 25, of Pittsburgh was found dead in a home in East Pittsburgh Monday, according to a report from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

State police in Pittsburgh said McClinton was being housed at the Cambria County prison Monday when he asked to speak with a counselor and allegedly said he killed a female at a Maple Street address. 

When police initiated a welfare check at the address McClinton provided, they found Boyer’s body.

Her cause and manner of death have not yet been released. 

It’s unclear why McClinton was being housed at the Cambria County Prison and if he’s been transported since charges were filed. 

McClinton has a criminal history in Allegheny County that dates back to 2009 and includes charges such as robbery, aggravated assault, harassment, institutional vandalism, escape, terroristic threats, theft and receiving stolen property. 

In 2016, online court documents show McClinton was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing or attempting to elude officers and reckless endangerment. He later pleaded guilty to one count of fleeing or attempting to elude officers and was sentenced in February 2017 to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail. 

Later in 2016, McClinton was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm prohibited, harassment, burglary and unlawful restraint. In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while prohibited, terroristic threats and resisting arrest, online court documents show, and no further penalty was assessed.  

​Jocelyn Brumbaugh is a reporter for the Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter @JBrumbaughTD.