Accused Murderer Tries And Fails To Commit Suicide

Last week, authorities in Pennsylvania detained a man they believe leaped from the second story of an airport parking garage after he was accused of murdering his mother during an altercation.

The Allegheny County Police Department responded to the Pittsburgh International Airport parking garage on February 14 at around 8 a.m. 

30-year-old Joshua Leyo was discovered in a stairway suffering from “serious injuries.”

A second news release from the Altoona Police Department states that Leyo was sought in Blair County on murder charges related to his mother’s death, Maureen Mazenko, who was 61 years old. Mazenko was discovered deceased with a stab wound to the neck when cops arrived at a residence in Altoona on February 14 at around 1:45 p.m.

Mazenko and her son Leyo resided in the house. Leyo was not at the scene, and officials could not find him. Leyo was ultimately located at Pittsburgh International Airport after investigators found that he had received medical attention for a cut to his hand at a nearby hospital the previous morning.

Leyo allegedly used Mazenko’s bank account to make transactions in the Pittsburgh region after hailing an Uber from Altoona, according to the police.

The press release states that authorities in Altoona contacted the Department of Homeland Security and the Allegheny County Police Department, who informed them that Leyo had leaped from the second level of the airport parking facility and was receiving treatment for severe injuries at Allegheny General Hospital.

Leyo reportedly admitted to Altoona police that he fatally stabbed Mazenko during an altercation and that he left the house thinking she was dead.

The police are holding the alleged murderer, who will be extradited to Blair County. Leyo is facing many accusations in his court docket, including first-degree murder, third-degree murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and possession of an instrument of crime with intent.