Teen’s Stabbing Death Ruled Homicide

May 8, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — The death of a teenager stabbed by a man peeping on his mother has been ruled a homicide following an autopsy Wednesday morning, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.

Tarese Previlon, 17, died of stab wounds and the manner of death was listed as a homicide, Coroner Dan Hughes said.

Previlon was stabbed April 23 but didn’t die until Monday. Police previously charged his alleged attacker, Milton Clark, 59, with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of simple assault in the stabbing.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis did not immediately return a message inquiring whether the charges against Clark would be upgraded as a result of Previlon’s death.

According to the previous charges, Clark stabbed the boy, to whom he is related, after he was confronted for trying to watch the teenager’s mother take a bath inside 97 Holland St. on April 23.

The mother, Lynn Williams, told police that she noticed Clark looking at her taking a bath and asked her son to get him to stop, according to the charges. By the time she tried to intervene in the fight, her son had been stabbed, she told police.

Police say Previlon was stabbed in the left lower abdomen and was unresponsive when officers arrived on the scene.

Clark fled the scene when Williams called 911 but was later caught on South Main Street with a knife in his hand, police said.

Clark is being held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $100,000.