JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for stabbing his wife and stepson to death in their western New York home.
The Chautauqua (shuh-TAH’-kwah) County District Attorney’s Office says Allen Witruke (WEE’-truhk), of Jamestown, has been sentenced to 20 years for each of two manslaughter counts. The sentences are to run concurrently. He pleaded guilty in May.
Sheriff’s deputies found 52-year-old Catherine Witruke and 34-year-old Eric Washburn dead when they went to Witruke’s home to hand him eviction papers in December 2015.
Police say Washburn was bludgeoned and both were repeatedly stabbed.