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Police File Charges Against Person Of Interest In Missing Lawrenceville Man's Murder

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The "person of interest" police named in the murder of Andre Gray is now charged with his murder.

Hubert Wingate, 30, will be arraigned Wednesday night on a homicide charge.

While court papers don't spell out a motive in this case, they do explain what led police to Wingate.

He told police he and the victim were friends.

Gray disappeared in October. His mom found his apartment in Lawrenceville had been ransacked. There were blood stains and the smell of bleach.

It was just recently, though, that his body was found in the Ohio River in West Virginia. Gray was killed with a gunshot to the head.

According to court papers, police discovered Wingate had been using a Sony PlayStation that disappeared from Gray's apartment.

But the most important evidence appears to be from two unnamed witnesses.

According to the papers, an unnamed witness says Wingate admitted to killing someone and asked the witness to come to Gray's apartment to help dispose of the body.

The witness claims Wingate instructed him to burn Gray's car and stab his dog to death.

Another witness claims Wingate dumped the body in the Allegheny River and shot and stabbed it in effort to make it sink.

Wingate was already in jail. He was arrested in February on an outstanding assault charge in Colorado.

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