- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial in the death of a central Pennsylvania mother of five who authorities said was stabbed and strangled with a bicycle chain.

PennLive.com (https://bit.ly/2c2QLM1 ) reports that a Dauphin County district judge ruled that there was enough evidence to send the case against 56-year-old Archie Lee Wright to county court for trial.

Wright is charged with criminal homicide and evidence-tampering in the May death of his estranged girlfriend, 37-year-old Tomicka Stubbs of Swatara Township, just outside of Harrisburg.

Defense attorney Paul Kovach unsuccessfully sought dismissal of the homicide charge, calling the evidence presented “circumstantial.”

Prosecutors cited reported threats against the victim, surveillance video and an alleged attempt to dispose of boots that could match a bloody footprint.


Information from: Pennlive.com, https://www.pennlive.com

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