By Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A teenager has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of a woman in a northeastern Pennsylvania alley.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune ( ) reports that a Lackawanna County judge ruled Friday that there was enough evidence to send the case against the 16-year-old defendant to county court.

Authorities allege that she and 18-year-old Kayla VanWert had argued over social media, and a confrontation in an alley left the victim dead. After arraignment last month, the defendant told reporters that she had acted in self-defense.

Defense attorney Chris Osborne argued for dismissal of an evidence-tampering count, which prosecutors said they filed because the defendant changed out of bloody clothes and showered. Osborne said his client hadn’t hidden the clothes, which were in a pile and pointed out to police.


Information from: The Times-Tribune,

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