A Penn Hills man charged Wednesday for allegedly killing a woman in East Pittsburgh was being held at Cambria County Prison as part of a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
Delrico Trevon McClinton, 28, was being held at the Cambria County Prison earlier this week for a state parole violation, according to Warden Christian Smith.
“We were housing him for state probation,” he said, referring to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.
On Monday, state police said McClinton asked to speak to a counselor at Cambria County Prison and subsequently confessed to killing 25-year-old Whitney Maleeca Lyn Boyer. Boyer’s body was then found by investigators who initiated a welfare check on the Maple Street address provided by McClinton.
McClinton now faces charges including criminal homicide, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking. He is awaiting a preliminary hearing.
McClinton is no longer housed at the Cambria County Prison, Smith said.
Boyer’s cause and manner of death have not yet been released by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
McClinton has a criminal history in Allegheny County dating back to 2009. Online court dockets show charges against him such as robbery, aggravated assault, harassment, institutional vandalism, escape, terroristic threats, theft and receiving stolen property.
In 2016, online court documents show that 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.