Great Niece of Johnny Cash Stabbed to Death

Austin Johnson and Courtney Cash. (Courtesy of Facebook)
Austin Johnson and Courtney Cash. (Courtesy of Facebook)

A 27-year-old man has been charged with fatally stabbing the great niece of legendary country entertainer Johnny Cash, according to The Tennessean.

Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, N.J. was charged with first-degree murder in the Wednesday death of 23-year-old Courtney Cash. He was also accused of stabbing her boyfriend, William Austin Johnson.

Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Masciarella had gotten into a dispute with Johnson and Cash at their Baxter home before he allegedly stabbed them both and fled. The three were believed to be friends, the sheriff said.


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