Heartbroken woman charged with stabbing father because of ‘The Mummy Returns’

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PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania woman jailed on charges she fatally stabbed her physician father told police she was motivated by the movie “The Mummy Returns.”

Police say 27-year-old Christina Nicassio told them, “In a movie, someone who can’t love someone else, they stab their father” — saying that’s what she took from the “Mummy” film.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Nicassio, who is charged with criminal homicide and other crimes.

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Allegheny County homicide detectives say Nicassio stabbed her 69-year-old father, Anthony, sometime before 3 a.m. Saturday at his home in Plum.

Police say the victim and his wife were trying to take the suspect to a hospital because she was distraught over a recent relationship breakup, when she instead stabbed her father, an internist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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