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Pair Sought In Killing Over Eight Cents

January 1, 1986

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A 31-year-old man died Tuesday from a gunshot wound suffered during a robbery in which two assailants escaped with 8 cents, police said.

Gail Stallworth, 25, and Marcel Cook, 25, both employees of a Pittsburgh nursing home, were arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal homicide, said police Lt. William Mullen.

Donald Stoker of Pittsburgh was shot above one eye with a .38-caliber pistol Monday night and died early Tuesday at Allegheny General Hospital, authorities said.

He and his mother, Beverly, had been visiting his uncle, Robert Stoker, 61, when the shooting occurred.

A woman came to the door of an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood Monday night and asked to use the telephone. A man accompanying her pushed his way inside with her, police said.

″He said it was a holdup and asked where’s the money,″ said homicide Detective Orlando Diggs. ″The Stokers said they didn’t have any. At that point, they started roughing up Beverly, and Donald said ’You can’t do that,‴ Diggs said.

″The guy handed the gun to the woman, who shot Donald in the head over one of his eyes. They took 8 cents which Beverly had and ran,″ he said.

Investigators said a neighbor saw the two run from the building and chased them until they escaped in a car.

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