- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Nepalese refugee has been ordered to stand trial on charges she fatally stabbed her boyfriend and fellow refugee during an argument at their Pittsburgh home in March.

A defense attorney argued that 23-year-old Urmila Gurung should only face manslaughter charges. But a judge agreed she should stand trial on the umbrella charge of criminal homicide, which means she could be convicted of first- or third-degree murder, or a lesser manslaughter charge at trial.

Allegheny County prosecutors argued Gurung had time to consider her actions when she stabbed 26-year-old Bhim Rai a second time on March 6.

Police arrived to find Gurung crying hysterically and covered with blood after she called 911 to report hitting Rai with the knife.

Gurung remains jailed after Friday’s preliminary hearing.


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