State Police have made in an arrest in its Shenandoah homicide investigation.
According to information released on Monday by State Police in Frackville, 22-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Kimmel, of Girardville, was taken into custody on Sunday several hours after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend in Shenandoah.
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Police say Kimmel was “lying in wait” at the home of his ex-girlfriend, April Mahmod, 37, on S. Catherine St. in Shenandoah.
Mahmod returned home from work at around 6 a.m. Sunday, police say. And that’s when Kimmel attacked her.
Mahmod attempted to flee the scene and run to a neighbor’s house. Kimmel followed her and began stabbing her repeatedly while she was on the neighbor’s porch.
According to a report from The Shenandoah Sentinel, Mahmod was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators spent nearly the entire day Sunday at the scene of the homicide.
Screaming from the scene of the crime alerted others in the neighborhood who emerged from their homes to see what was happening, police say. Some neighbors began approaching Kimmel, who fled the scene on foot.
Police caught up with Kimmel several hours later.
Kimmel was arraigned before District Judge Christina Hale just before midnight on the 30th. He’s due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 10 before District Judge Anthony Kilker. He’s currently being held without bail in Schuylkill County Prison.
He faces charges of homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, and other related offenses.
Before Sunday, Kimmel hadn’t had any previous run-ins with the law, according to court records.
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