Man on trial in Western Pa. slashing of cyclist

  • March 4, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Trial has begun in Western Pennsylvania for a man accused of having slashed the throat of a Pittsburgh bicyclist.

Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Scholl of West Mifflin is charged in Allegheny County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Twenty-six-year-old Colin Albright testified Monday that he was stabbed in the back of the head as he carried his bicycle up city steps in September 2012.

He said he told his attacker to take the bicycle, but the man slashed him across the throat and fled in a car. Prosecutors allege that Scholl told police that Albright had cut him off in traffic.

Defense attorney Ryan Tutera said prosecutors never found a weapon, DNA or fingerprint evidence, and his client’s statements to investigators were due to a mental health condition.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Pennsylvania’s rifle deer season starts

Cops: Man took ambulance for joyride, stranding patient, EMT

Dump truck hits, kills horses after they escaped farm

Philly fire truck cash injures 5

A look how Wolf’s budget proposal fared in the Legislature

Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect in custody

Taxes at bottom of budget battle

Officials say acorn shortage could hurt December bear hunt

Northeast Ohio nature center creates life-sized Candy Land

Man arrested after shooting in West Virginia Wal-Mart lot