- Associated Press - Saturday, February 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A ride-share van passenger accused of killing a man outside a Pittsburgh club and then urging the driver to flee has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge.

Thirty-seven-year-old Derek Vasos is charged in Allegheny County in the Feb. 5 death of 28-year-old Donald Ketter Jr. He’s also charged with witness intimidation, but a judge Friday dismissed a charge of making terroristic threats.

The Uber driver testified that he picked Vasos up outside a Carrick club, but then heard a gunshot. He said Vasos urged him to flee and later said “You didn’t see nothing, right?” and made a gesture he considered threatening.

Defense attorney Phil DiLucente called the case self-defense, saying the victim was approaching with a belt in his hand. A prosecutor called that argument “ridiculous.”


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