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Matthew White, former Univ. of Pennsylvania basketball player, fatally stabbed by wife, police say

Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon
CBS Philly
(AP) MEDIA, Pa. - Authorities say a woman fatally stabbed her husband - a member of the University of Pennsylvania's 1979 Final Four team - as he slept Monday morning.

According to court records, the body of 53-year-old Matthew White was found early Monday in his bed at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Media. Investigators say his wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, is charged with first-degree murder and is being held in Delaware County jail.

Police say Garcia-Pellon went to a friend's home after the alleged murder and said she had caught her husband viewing child pornography.

White was the starting center on Penn's Final Four team. He was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers and also played in Europe.

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