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September 14, 2012

Police: Man accused in ‘Tebow’ incident kills self

NEW CASTLE — A man accused of imitating an NFL quarterback in prayer has killed himself, authorities say.

David Edward McCosby, 53, of 4145 Wiley Lane was found fatally shot yesterday at McConnell’s Mill State Park, according to state police.

Officers responded to a call from the parking lot at Hell’s Hollow in the park, off Shaffer Road in Slippery Rock Township, about 6:45 a.m. yesterday.

Deputy Coroner Sam A. Teolis told the New Castle News today that McCosby called 911 prior to killing himself.

Earlier this week, Shenango Township police said they were charging McCosby with an incident Aug. 27, where he allegedly assaulted a teen who was cutting grass in his yard along Hollow Road.

After the assault, police said McCosby knelt in prayer, as if imitating NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

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