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Death penalty sought in Pa. slaying of veteran

Wednesday - 2/19/2014, 3:48pm  ET

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities are planning to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the stabbing death of a homeless veteran outside a suburban Philadelphia train station.

The Bucks County Courier Times (http://bit.ly/1eSNB4x) said prosecutors revealed their intentions during a hearing Wednesday for 21-year-old Dale Wakefield of Doylestown.

Prosecutors allege that Wakefield stabbed George Mohr more than 70 times with a pocket knife on July 3 outside the Doylestown train station.

Rescuers said the 71-year-old Army veteran's injuries were so severe they initially thought he'd been struck by a train. It was Doylestown's first murder in more than 40 years.

Wakefield was later arrested in a Baltimore hotel. He is being held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault and will stand trial in October.

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


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