Backers of accused Rittenhouse stabber to hold vigil, rally

July 31, 2018

By Staff

Relatives, friends, and supporters of Michael White, the 21-year-old accused of fatally stabbing a city developer near Rittenhouse Square earlier this month, will gather for a vigil in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon, one of two events backing White a day before he is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing.

Greg Thompson, a spokesman for White’s family, said between 300 and 500 people, including 50 ministers, are expected to attend the 4:30 p.m. event at True Gospel Tabernacle Church at 16th and Mifflin Streets. Thompson said White’s family wants District Attorney Larry Krasner to reduce the first-degree-murder charge against White to a lesser count and allow him to be released on bail pending trial.

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