Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Murder Suspect Michael White Home With Family

Michael White, 21, posted bond on $150,000 bail thanks to the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and The Philadelphia Bail Fund

What to Know

  • A third-degree murder charge carries a possible maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years.
  • White, 21, is expected to post bond on $150,000 bail and be released to the custody of his family.
  • It remains unknown what exactly triggered the alleged incident.

The 21-year-old college student accused of killing a Philadelphia real estate developer near Rittenhouse Square is home with his parents after posting bail last week.

A spokesperson for Michael White’s family told NBC10 the 21-year-old was released from jail Monday.

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Two bail advocacy groups posted bail Thursday. The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund (PCBF) and The Philadelphia Bail Fund (PBF) teamed up to pay the $15,000 (10 percent of $150,000) needed to bail out Michael White as he awaits trial on 3rd-degree murder charges in the July 12 stabbing death of Sean Schellenger.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 30, according to court records.

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