Member Of Penn’s 1979 Final Four Team Stabbed To Death; Wife Arrested

MEDIA, Pa. (February 12, 2013)—Matthew White, 53, a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s 1979 Final Four team, was stabbed to death as he slept and his wife has been charged in the murder.

Police say she told a friend he had been watching child pornography.

According to court records Matthew White was stabbed early Monday in his bed at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Media.

Investigators said his wife Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon was charged with first-degree murder and was being held Tuesday in Delaware County jail.

Police say Garcia-Pellon went to a friend's home after the stabbing and told her she had caught her husband viewing child pornography.

White was the starting center on Penn's Final Four team.

He was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers and also played in Europe.


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