An 18-year-old Hanover area woman has been charged with homicide in connection with the October death of her husband.

The Adams County District Attorney's office announced the filing of charges against Leah Marie Lippy, 18, of 360 Beaver Creek Road in Berwick Township Wednesday afternoon.

Lippy is charged with criminal homicide and possessing instruments of crime. Her preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 1.

Eastern Adams Regional Police were responding to a cardiac arrest problem around 11:12 p.m. on Oct. 3 and received information that the victim was bleeding from the chest. Once officers arrived at the Beaver Creek Road home, they observed a male on the floor inside the rear door, according to charging documents.

Police started to assist the victim, identified as 23-year-old Adam Edward Lippy, Leah's husband. Officers said the victim had a visible wound on his left side near the center of his rib cage, according to charging documents.

Police secured a knife, which had a bloody blade, that was on the kitchen table.

As police began to speak with Leah Lippy, she allegedly began screaming, "It's all my fault, I ... stabbed him," charging documents indicate.

Leah Lippy told police officers she was cutting cheese for a burrito and Adam walked up behind her and she spun, accidentally stabbing him with the knife, according to charging documents.

Officers observed blood on the front and back of the gray sweatshirt, as well as on the gray sweatpants, Leah Lippy was wearing, charging documents indicate.


Adam Lippy was transported to York Hospital to be treated for an apparent stab would, police said. He was pronounced dead at York Hospital at 11:56 p.m. on Oct. 3.

The York County Coroner's Office ruled the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest and the manner as homicide.

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