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Woodward Fatal Trial Update

Centre County authorities released few new details Thursday surrounding the fatal stabbing of a man that happened in Woodward last week.

Investigators say 26-year-old Robert Farwell was found outside a Haines Township home with a stab wound April 8.

Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna held a press conference regarding the ongoing investigation where he provided an outline of events.

Cantorna says dispatchers received a 911 call at 4:28 a.m. regarding a stabbing and EMS arrived to the scene 21 minutes later, at 4:49 a.m. when they began performing life-saving measures on Farwell.

Canotorna says Brittany Guisewhite was taken to the Rockview State Police Barracks for a statement.

He says at this point it’s presumed that Guiswhite stabbed Farwell.

According to search warrants obtained, Guisewhite admitted to stabbing Farwell in what has been termed “a domestic incident.”

She told investigators Farwell lunged at her and threatened to kill her, according to police.

An autopsy performed Friday confirmed that Farwell died from a single stab wound to his chest, Cantorna says.

Investigators believe Farwell was stabbed with a steak knife.

Cantorna says his office has yet to receive the coroner’s report or the forensic pathologist report.

He added that state police are also awaiting toxicology reports and results from an analysis of evidence that was sent to a state crime lab.

No charges have been filed in the case, so far, and Cantorna asked that anyone with information related to the case reach out to State Police Rockview at 814-355-7545.

The investigation is ongoing.

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