- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 56-year-old west Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial in a random stabbing rampage that left one man dead.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1RMXgyk ) a judge held Ronald Stanley for trial on charges of murder and attempted murder during his preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Police say Stanley walked into a cellphone store and stabbed a 31-year-old man, then climbed into a car and stabbed the 52-year-old driver before heading to a mechanic and stabbing 30-year-old Nathan Ackison. Ackison was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Witnesses testified that Stanley attacked the victims with a 3-inch pocketknife and said nothing to them before stabbing them.

Stanley faces another preliminary hearing on an assault charge on the 31-year-old victim April 20.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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