Mt. Oliver man pleads guilty in 2016 fatal shooting

September 7, 2018

A Mt. Oliver man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the 2016 killing of another man in Pittsburgh’s Crafton Heights neighborhood, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani sentenced Julius Stackhouse, 35, to 7 to 15 years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a firearms violation in the shooting of 25-year-old Domanek Cabbagestalk.

Cabbagestalk was found shot in the abdomen and leg Aug. 31, 2016. He died from his injuries nine days later at Allegheny County Hospital.

A blood trail from where Cabbagestalk was found led investigators to a gun in a garbage can, and a witness told police the shooting stemmed from an argument outside a nearby apartment building, according to the criminal complaint filed at the time.

The witness said an argument between Cabbagestalk and Dymond Locke, who lived in the apartment building, escalated to the point Locke went inside and sent out Stackhouse, the father of her child, according to the complaint.

Investigators said the witness reported he saw Stackhouse emerge with a black handgun, at which point the witness left the area, according to the complaint.

Surveillance footage captured by a security camera near the apartment building corroborated the witness’s statements, police wrote in the complaint.

Police initially charged both Stackhouse and Locke with homicide in warrants issued after Cabbagestalk’s death. Locke turned herself in to police in January 2017, and charges were withdrawn against her in a May 2017 preliminary hearing.

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