- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania judge says she will likely send a homeless man to a mental institution before he serves a sentence for stabbing several people near a Target store two years ago.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1g5sNiB ) reports that the judge said Tuesday that she plans to order 44-year-old Leon Walls to spend time at Torrance State Hospital, followed by a prison term.

Walls faces 10 to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday.

Jurors found Walls guilty but mentally ill of aggravated assault but not guilty by reason of insanity of attempted homicide in the stabbing of a man outside the store in March 2013.

Walls was also found guilty but mentally ill of stabbing a 16-year-old girl inside the store and slashing others who intervened.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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