Clarion, PA – The death of a Clarion University student who had grown up in the Curwensville area was originally thought to be an accidental shooting. Now police have arrested a man who they say is wanted for intentionally killing the woman.
22-year-old Katrina Seaburn was a student at Clarion University, studying accounting. Police originally ruled the March 1 shooting as accidental in nature, though they didn’t say exactly what happened.
Last night, state police arrested Damien Ditz, who was also a student at Clarion University, on charges of criminal homicide in the death of Katrina Seaburn. The charge of general criminal homicide encompasses murder of the first, second and third degrees, as well as voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Ditz is also charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, and misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person.
Although police are not going into detail, they say that evidence in the case indicated that Ditz intentionally killed Seaburn. He is being held in the Clarion County Jail without bail. Under Pennsylvania Law, bail is not set in a case where first degree murder is charged, as life in prison is a possible punishment.