PSP-Punxsy conducting homicide/death investigation of Mahaffey man

Staff Writer

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are conducting a homicide/death investigation at a residence on Ridge Road, Bell Township, Clearfield County. Police said Richard Allen Bennett, 57, of Mahaffey, was discovered deceased outside the residence.

Through investigation, police said, it was discovered that the victim and Kayce Marie Lee, 31, of Mahaffey, were involved in a domestic disturbance that turned physical. During the altercation, Lee allegedly obtained a steak knife and stabbed Bennett in the chest. Bennett's body was later located a short distance from the residence.

Charges are pending against Lee for criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.