PARMA HEIGHTS, OH — An Ohio man has been accused of murdering his jailhouse pen pal and her boyfriend — just one month after being released from prison.
According to investigators, Knuff allegedly moved the bodies into a bedroom and continued to live in Mann’s home. The couples’ decomposing remains were not found until five weeks later, and Knuff was arrested on June 30.
Bizarrely, Knuff and Capobianco had reportedly been pen pals for the past 10 years while Knuff was incarcerated. After Knuff, who had been serving a 15-year sentence for aggravated robbery with a weapon, was released in April, the couple made the fateful decision to invite him to stay in their home.
Investigators are reportedly still trying to determine a motive for the murders.
Knuff was also charged with two counts of breaking and entering from a separate alleged incident that occurred a week after the alleged murders. His bond has been set at $50 million.
Main photo: Thomas Knuff [Parma Heights Police Department]