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Charges downgraded in Rittenhouse Square stabbing death

August 1, 2018

Michael White

By Staff

The man accused of fatally stabbing a city developer near Rittenhouse Square last month will not be charged with first-degree murder, opening the possibility for him to be released on bail and all but eliminating the potential of a life sentence.

Assistant District Attorney Lou Tumolo told Municipal Court Judge Charles Hayden on Wednesday that prosecutors intend to proceed with charges of third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and possessing an instrument of crime in the case against Michael White, 21, accused of killing Sean Schellenger during an argument July 12 on the 1700 block of Chancellor Street.

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