Alleged Pimp, Prostitute to Stand Trial for Murder, Dismemberment

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    Philadelphia Police Department
    Stephanie Foulke, 22, left; Keith Tolbert, 34, center; and Angel Weston, 21, right, were all arrested and charged with murder and other offenses in the killing and dismemberment of Francis Zarzyeki, 40.

    An alleged prostitute and her pimp have been ordered to stand trial in the killing and dismemberment of a Philadelphia man whose torso was found in the Schuylkill River in September.

    KYW-AM said 22-year-old Stephanie Foulke and 34-year-old Keith Tolbert are charged with second-degree murder and related charges.

    Foulke testified at a hearing Wednesday that 40-year-old Frank Zarzycki was with her and another prostitute, Angel Weston, in a Philadelphia apartment when Tolbert tried to rob him.

    Foulke said she shot Zarzyki with a stun gun and she and 21-year-old co-defendant Weston bound him with tape. After the victim died during the struggle, Foulke testified that Tolbert used a hatchet to dismember the body.

    Zarzycki's torso was found by fishermen near the 1300 block of Schuylkill Avenue in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. The 40-year-old's head, arms and legs had been chopped off and were missing.

    He was identified by a tattoo on his back a week after his family reported him missing.

    The attorney for Weston says her involvement was minimal and she is hoping for a plea deal.