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Homeless Vet Stabbed By Man Celebrating Birthday Dies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a homeless veteran assaulted near a train station outside Philadelphia has died and the charges against the suspected attacker are being upgraded.

Bucks County prosecutors say Dale Wakefield had been out celebrating his 21st birthday before he stabbed 71-year-old George Mohr at least 70 times with a pocket knife outside the Doylestown train station on July 3.

The district attorney's office says Mohr died from his injuries three days later. Prosecutor Michelle Henry says the charges against Wakefield are being upgraded from attempted murder to murder.

Investigators say Wakefield called his sister and said he had stabbed someone and was in Baltimore, where he was arrested. The Bucks County Courier Times reports that authorities expect him to be returned to Bucks County for arraignment Thursday.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.


Associated Press Release

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who had been out celebrating his 21st birthday is facing charges after a homeless veteran was found stabbed dozens of times near a train station outside Philadelphia.

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler says Dale "Bugsy" Wakefield of Doylestown was charged with attempted murder and other counts after being arrested Thursday in Baltimore.

Investigators say the victim, 71-year-old George Mohr, an Army veteran, remains in critical condition after being found with more than 70 stab wounds around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday outside the Doylestown train station.

Investigators say Wakefield called his sister and said he had stabbed someone and wanted to flee to North Dakota but was in Baltimore. He was arrested several hours later.

Wakefield was in custody. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.


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