Ex-fugitive sentenced to 7 to 15 years in 2016 fatal shooting

By Amanda Klein | August 20, 2018

A Mount Oliver resident was sentenced to serve seven to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the Aug. 2016 shooting death of a man in Crafton Heights.

Julius Stackhouse, 34, received the sentence Monday morning from Allegheny County Common Pleas judge Anthony Mariana after he admitted to fatally shooting Domanek Cabbagestalk, 25, of Brookline.

Police searched for Stackhouse for nine months before he was arrested on Jun. 6, 2017 at a relative’s apartment in Shady Side. Authorities acting on information from the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force found Stackhouse in the apartment on Shady Avenue. Relatives initially told police that Stackhouse wasn’t living there, before he was finally arrested.

According to the criminal complaint a witness told police that Mr. Cabbagestalk was arguing with a female, who police identified as Dymond Locke, outside an apartment when suddenly Ms. Locke claimed that Mr. Cabbagestalk struck her.

Ms. Locke yelled “He’s got the wrong [woman]. I’m getting my baby’s dad.” Ms. Locke was observed entering the apartment and a witness then observed Stackhouse “emerge with a black handgun in his right hand,” the complaint said.

Video surveillance shows Stackhouse “firing repeatedly” toward the area where Mr. Cabbagestalk was located.  Police located multiple 9mm shell casings in the area. Mr. Cabblestalk died on Sept.9 from multiple gunshot wounds.

Ms. Locke was initially charged with solicitation of homicide and conspiracy, but the charges were dropped after a witness refused to cooperate.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

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