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Homicide charges filed in the death of Kutztown University grad in Luzerne County

KINGSTON, Pa. - A man is under arrest and charged with murder in the death of a recent Kutztown University graduate in Luzerne County earlier this month.

Authorities charged 31-year-old Walter Zolner III with criminal homicide in the death of 22-year-old Ryan Padovani.

Padovani, a 2022 graduate of Kutztown University, died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head. On May 5, his body was discovered by a roommate in an upstairs bedroom of their Kingston residence.

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