A federal investigation is still ongoing after a guy in Collier Township shot to death a mail carrier because he assumed the postal worker was poisoning him and his family with cyanide, according to KRON4.

According to Stephen R. Kaufman, the acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Eric Kortz, 53, turned himself in to the Carnegie Borough Police Department on Thursday in connection with the death of Louis Vignone in Collier Township.

Investigators on the scene earlier discovered Vignone in his U.s. postal service vehicle with several gunshot wounds, including one to the head. In a area nearby, they also discovered a gun and seven spent shell casings.

Kortz told police that he and Vignone had been neighbors and that he truly believes Vignone and his relatives poisoned Kortz and his family with cyanide.

According to the US attorney’s office, Kortz said he discovered Vignone on his postal route and pulled over in front of Vignone’s United states postal vehicle. Kortz then stated how he “went to put some bullets in him.”

He has been charged with murder and is being represented by a public defender.


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