2012-10-31 / Local & State

Roommate Charged In Grave Killing

LAKE HARMONY, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a northeastern Pennsylvania man with killing his roommate and burying his body in a shallow grave.

Authorities say 28-yearold Michael Rhubart killed roommate Jubar Hughes with a shotgun and hid his body in a shallow grave off an ATV trail in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

Rhubart, of Effort, Monroe County, was arrested Wednesday night on charges including criminal homicide and aggravated assault. He's being held without bail.

Investigators say Rhubart and Hughes, previously of Newark, N.J., were roommates. Court documents allege Rhubart admitted killing Hughes.

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