Local/State

Trial ordered in slaying of homeless vet in Doylestown

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death of a homeless veteran outside a suburban Philadelphia train station.

The Bucks County Courier Times says a Bucks County judge upheld the charges Monday against Dale Wakefield of Doylestown.

Prosecutors allege that Wakefield stabbed 71-year-old George Mohr at least 70 times with a pocket knife on July 3 outside the Doylestown train station.

They said he had been out celebrating his 21st birthday before the stabbing. Mohr died three days later. Wakefield was later arrested in a Baltimore hotel.

Wakefield's sister testified at Monday's preliminary hearing that her brother "just snapped" when Mohr said something to him after his request for money was rejected.

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.phillyburbs.com

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