A woman was arrested for fatally stabbing her father to death at their home in Plum early Saturday morning. It happened just after 3 a.m. at a home in the 9900-block of Capri Court.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as 69-year-old Anthony Nicassio, of Plum. The victim was a physician with UPMC.
Local authorities say, the 27-year-old Christina Nicassio, the victim’s daughter, was determined to be responsible for the stabbing, and she was already taken into custody.
According to the Allegheny County detectives, the former Pitt soccer player had recently broken up with her boyfriend, and her parents called local authorities to report Christina was suicidal and she had a knife.
Local police say her parents were trying to convince Christina to get help and go to the hospital, but she refused and stabbed her father during a heated argument.
When responding police arrived on the scene around 3 a.m., they found Anthony Nicassio suffering from a stab wound to the chest. He was then pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 a.m.
During an interview with detectives, Christina stated that she “got played by Hollywood.” When asked for clarification, she said “in a movie, someone who can’t love someone else, they stab their father.” When asked what movie that was from she replied “The Mummy Returns.”
UPMC released an official statement and said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Nicassio who was a dedicated and skilled physician and who devoted his life to compassionate care of his patients.”
“He was in a really good mood, really happy, I’m just in total shock,” said Kristen Cardiff, a patient of Dr. Nicassio, “I don’t know how anyone could do this to him, especially his daughter.”
Christina Nicassio was taken to the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment on homicide charges.