Matthew Darby Will Spend The Rest Of His Life In Prison For The Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend

Darby plead guilty killing Alina Sheykhet in her Oakland apartment last year

Joe DeStio
October 17, 2018 - 11:13 am

Joe DeStio


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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Life in prison is the sentence imposed on 22-year-old Matthew Darby for the brutal murder one year ago of his ex-girlfriend Alina Sheykhet in her Oakland apartment.

Allegheny County Jail

In the courtroom, it was an hour and a half of raw emotion as friends and family of Alina testified how her murder has affected them.

“It’s been a long day, very long day. Very emotional and we are overwhelmed with our feelings and emotions,” her mother said after sentencing was delivered.

Darby said nothing in making his guilty plea. His attorney told the court there is no defense and no justification but that Darby has taken responsibility.

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