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Teen Charged in Deadly Luzerne County Stabbing

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — A teen is charged with criminal homicide accused of stabbing three family members inside their Luzerne County home, killing the father...
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KINGSTON TOWNSHIP -- A teen is charged with criminal homicide accused of stabbing three family members inside their Luzerne County home, killing the father and wounding the mother and daughter.

Court papers indicate Zach Hockenberry, 14,  barged into a home on Orchard Street in Trucksville Sunday afternoon and attacked the family.

David Sinoracki was stabbed in the chest and died at the hospital.

His wife Bobbi Jo was stabbed in the back. She and the couple's 17-year-old daughter, who was also stabbed, are still in the hospital in stable condition.

Court papers show Bobbi Jo Sinoracki told police she was vacuuming in her living room Sunday when she felt something in her back. She turned around and saw Hockenberry holding a knife. That's when she realized she was stabbed. She then told police Hockenberry went after her husband David Sinoracki, who was stabbed in his chest. He later died.

Their daughter heard her mother screaming for help, tried to intervene, and she was stabbed in the chest.

"Any time our students are impacted in a tragedy like this, it impacts us at all levels," said Dallas School District Superintendent Thomas Duffy.

Hockenberry is a student in the Dallas School District.

School officials say both families have other students in the district. Now, they have professionals prepared to talk to any students who might be grieving.

"Any time there's a tragedy in the community, certainly we open up our doors and allow for students that are in need of assistance to see our guidance counselors," said Duffy.

Hockenberry now faces criminal homicide and assault charges.