Marinus Iwuchukwu Wiki – Marinus Iwuchukwu Biography

A beloved teacher Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu was stabbed to death in a murder-suicide Tuesday at his home in Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania. Then his wife shot herself. According to a statement from the Allegheny County Police Department, officers arrived shortly before 10 a.m. to a local home to check on the welfare of a couple involved in a “domestic violence” dispute. A third had told police that someone inside the residence had been stabbed and that the woman inside had a gun.

When officers were unable to get a response from the home’s residents, SWAT officers were called in to assist. After entering, the SWAT team found Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, 59, and his wife, Charte Dunn, 50, dead.

Both had suffered stab wounds, according to the news release, and Dunn also had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is not clear what led to the fatal incident.


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The age of Marinus Iwuchukwu was 59 years.

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Marinus Iwuchukwu College Professor Stabbed to Death by Wife

The couple had been married since 2017, according to marriage records reviewed by Duquesne Duke. Although Dr. Iwuchukwu had filed for divorce in 2020, the separation was yet to be finalized, the outlet reports.

Iwuchukwu, who had a Ph.D. in systematic theology and an M.A. in journalism from Marquette University, originally from Nigeria. He was an associate professor of theology at Duquesne, he confirmed the school. He has worked there since 2008 and specialized in interfaith dialogue, inclusive religious pluralism, and media and religion. He was also the author and editor of several books.


A Duquesne University spokesman said the professor’s death was a “tragedy for all involved.” Marisa Captline, a student assistant in the theology department who worked with him in 2022, told Duquesne Duke that Iwuchukwu was “genuinely, such a caring person” that she had always expressed an interest in what was going on in his life.

Others who knew him expressed their distress at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s announcement of his death. “Marinus became an incredibly accomplished academic theologian … and our world is enriched by his work,” wrote Richard Hanson, who said he had been in graduate school with Iwuchukwu. “But I know that I personally felt even more deeply his kindness, warmth and his ability to communicate peace and love in the simplest and most profound ways with everyone he encountered.”

Iwuchukwu’s neighbors also told the Duke of Duquesne that they were shocked by his murder, describing him as a “prominent neighbor.” “I’m still looking across the street,” Carl Mosley told the outlet. “There are no words, really. I’m a little speechless, because he was a good guy.”Read More…..


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous.

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