In Pocono TWP., PA, Monroe County, a jury trial reached a verdict this past Tuesday regarding a stabbing of a local couple.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, A man accused of stabbing a Pocono Township couple to death in 2018 was found guilty of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence by a jury after his trial, according to Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. His sentencing for this crime is dated September 29.
According to court documents, Lancelot Fortune said he stabbed his aunt and her husband to death, stole their vehicle, and went to the movies. This truth was brought to light after Isadora Fortune’s daughter, 54 years of age, was unable to contact her. Fortune’s husband expected to be at work but never came in for his shift.
Police were contacted about the couple after the lack of communication and attendance to work, came and did a welfare check at the couple’s home on Marcelle Terrace in Pocono Township. Isadora Fortune, along with her husband, 54 years of age Richard Fells was found stabbed to death. Police found Isadora stabbed on her couch and her husband stabbed in the garage.
According to the Pocono TWP. Police, members of the family, had told them Lancelot stayed with the victims on and off over the years but had refused his requests to stay one night. Police then searched Lancelot Fortune’s Stroudsburg home, where they found a bloody T-shirt and pair of sneakers.
According to court documents, Lancelot Fortune admitted to the killing of the Pocono Township Couple, his aunt, and uncle. Fortune said he stole the victim’s Lincoln Navigator and took the vehicle to Philadelphia, where he got rid of the murder weapon and some bloody clothing at Penn’s Landing to hide the evidence before a viewing of “Jumanji” at a theater in King of Prussia. The documents state that Fortune returned to the Poconos and parked the Navigator in the couple’s driveway to make it seem like they were still alive and well at home.