- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man has been ordered held without bail on charges he fatally stabbed a man whose body was found in a car outside a Providence restaurant.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2aplYGM) 27-year-old Pablo Mendoza was arraigned Friday on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 44-year-old Harold Northrup. It’s unclear whether Mendoza has retained a lawyer.

Police say Northrup was found dead in a car outside a Chinese restaurant in the city’s West End on Thursday morning. Police say Northrup had been stabbed in the chest and had a defensive wound on his hand.

Mendoza was arrested Thursday.

Police have not released a motive in the killing but have said that it was not a random attack.



The slaying is the city’s fifth homicide this year.

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