Suspect Stands Trial in Deadly Random Stabbing Spree

A judge ordered a 56-year-old West Philadelphia to stand trial in a random stabbing rampage that left one man dead and two people hurt.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported a judge held Ronald Stanley for trial on charges of murder and attempted murder during his preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Police said Stanley walked into a cellphone store and stabbed a 31-year-old man, then climbed into a car and stabbed the 52-year-old driver before heading to a mechanic and stabbing 30-year-old Nathan Ackison. Ackison was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Witnesses testified that Stanley attacked the victims with a 3-inch pocketknife and said nothing to them before stabbing them.

Stanley faces another preliminary hearing on an assault charge on the 31-year-old victim April 20.

It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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