- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - Family members and fellow students are saying farewell to a Fort Valley State University freshman who was stabbed to death last week as he tried to help three young women on the middle Georgia campus.

The Macon Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1WqHUpB ) mourners filled a 600-seat auditorium Wednesday as funeral services for 19-year-old Donnell Phelps were held on-campus.

Phelps’ uncle, Charles McGhee, told the crowd his family wasn’t surprised that Phelps tried to help when he saw women in trouble. McGhee said: “His heart was so pure that he didn’t see the danger.”

Police say Joseph Anthony Scott Jr. was harassing three women near the school cafeteria May 3 when Phelps tried to intervene and was stabbed.

Police say Scott, who faces murder charges, also attacked a campus security officer, who survived.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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