Suspect in dismembering says he met woman online

This undated photo provided by the Butler County Sheriff Department shows Matthew Puccio. Puccio, 25, is one of five people arrested after the body of 21-year-old Jessica Rae Sacco was found Friday, March 30, 2012 in her Urbana, Ohio apartment. Puccio, who lived with Sacco, is accused of killing her. (AP Photo/Butler County Sheriff Department)

This undated photo provided by the Butler County Sheriff Department shows Matthew Puccio. Puccio, 25, is one of five people arrested after the body of 21-year-old Jessica Rae Sacco was found Friday, March 30, 2012 in her Urbana, Ohio apartment. Puccio, who lived with Sacco, is accused of killing her. (AP Photo/Butler County Sheriff Department)

URBANA, Ohio (AP) -- A 25-year-old man accused of stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his 21-year-old girlfriend in Ohio says he met the woman through a social networking website while looking for new friends.

Matthew Puccio is among five people charged in connection with the death of Jessica Rae Sacco in their Urbana duplex apartment.

A couple from Fenton, Mich., and two people from Urbana are accused of failing to intervene in the killing and helping Puccio cut off or transport limbs that were dumped in southern Ohio and Kentucky.

The Springfield News-Sun reports that Puccio said during an interview that he met Sacco through Facebook and was longtime friends with the Michigan man. Puccio said he met the two Urbana residents at a local library three days before the killing.


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