2 groups post bail for deliveryman accused in fatal stabbing

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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Michael White, a student at Morgan State University in Baltimore who was charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of real estate developer Sean Schellenger on July 12, 2018, after Schellenger exited a car stuck in traffic about a block from Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. White, who was working as an Uber Eats bicycle deliveryman that night, was scheduled to attend a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Philadelphia nonprofit groups have posted bail for a bicycle deliveryman accused of fatally stabbing a real estate developer during a confrontation.

The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and the Philadelphia Bail Fund say Thursday that they have posted bail for 21-year-old Michael White. Bail had been set at $150,000 under the condition that White be kept on house arrest if released.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner had agreed on Wednesday to withdraw a first-degree murder charge against White in the death of 37-year-old Sean Schellenger. Prosecutors will instead pursue third-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.

Police say Schellenger had been in a car with two others when a confrontation ensued with White. Investigators say White pulled a knife and stabbed Schellenger.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.

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