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Matthew Darby, fugitive ex-boyfriend of slain University of Pittsburgh student Alina Sheykhet arrested in South Carolina

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Former boyfriend of slain University of Pittsburgh student Alina Sheykhet arrested in  South Carolina
Matthew Darby was arrested in committing  break-and-entry by Myrtle Beach police, early Wednesday
Darby, 21, who has been on the run, was charged Tuesday evening with criminal homicide in the death of Alina Sheykhet
Sheykhet, 20, was found murdered Sunday morning by her father
The physical therapy student had taken out a protection order against Darby for being ‘abusive, controlling and jealous’, a week earlier
Darby with a prior charge in March of rape and sexual assault in another county, was denied bond
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Matthew Darby was charged  with criminal homicide in the death of Pittsburgh student, Alina Sheykhet

The former boyfriend of a University of Pittsburgh student found murdered in her off-campus apartment was arrested early Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Matthew Darby was taken into custody just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, after Myrtle Beach cops got a tip about a man “tampering with a window at a residence,” according to WTAE.
Darby had been charged Tuesday evening with criminal homicide in the death of 20-year-old Alina Sheykhet.
Darby appeared by video before a judge at a bond hearing Wednesday morning. He was not granted bail, and he asked for his lawyer to represent him on extradition.
Related articles: Univ. of Pittsburgh student, Alina Sheykhet, found dead inside her home in suspected homicide – police searching for Matthew Darby, ex-boyfriend

He had fled jurisdiction after being named for homicide in the death of Sheykhet, his ex-girlfriend, at her off-campus apartment in Oakland, Pittsburgh on the morning of October 8. The medical examiner said Sheykhet suffered injuries described as “sharp or blunt trauma of the head.”
Alina Sheykhe was found Sunday morning by her father, who broke down her door after she failed to answer calls. He was picking her up to attend a breast cancer awareness walk.
Police found a claw hammer and two knives in a sewer drain near Sheykhet’s apartment.
Darby’s parents had begged him to surrender in a statement read by his lawyer earlier Tuesday.

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Alina Sheykhet is believed to have been killed by her ex-boyfriend Mathew Darby, police said

Sheykhet, a physical therapist major, had recently filed a protection from abuse order against Darby, who is facing rape charges in an unrelated case. She wrote that Darby climbed up the gutter of her home and broke in through the second-floor window. “He did this because I left him and stopped answering his phone calls,” Sheykhet wrote.
She described him as abusive, controlling and jealous. The protection order was granted.
records show that Darby, 21, was charged in March with rape, sexual assault and other charges in another county.

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