Charges filed in Delco strangulation death

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Pa. - August 29, 2011

Thirty-five-year-old Quy Van Pham of Clifton Heights is charged with criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in the death of 51-year-old Thomas Hoban.

Authorities in Delaware County said in an arrest affidavit that the two men met on Saturday night at a Clifton Heights bar, and Pham went to Hoban's apartment, but he said a fight began after Hoban threatened to kill him. Police say Pham then called 911, but fell asleep, and later told a neighbor what had happened.

A message left at Pham's home was not returned immediately Monday; it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

Copyright © 2021 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.