Doylestown man charged with stabbing homeless man

Posted: July 06, 2013

A man who had just celebrated his 21st birthday was charged with attempted murder in the multiple stabbing of an apparently homeless 71-year-old man outside the Doylestown SEPTA station early Wednesday.

Bucks County District Attorney David W. Heckler said Dale Michael Wakefield, who turned 21 Tuesday, was arrested in Baltimore early Thursday.

Wakefield was charged with stabbing George Mohr in the head, chest, arms, hands, and back several times and beating him, causing multiple facial fractures and a brain injury.

Investigators did not say what prompted the attack.

A motorist found Mohr on South Clinton Street outside the station about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday and called police. Police found Mohr unresponsive and bleeding profusely.

Mohr, who has no known address, was taken by helicopter to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday.

Bucks County investigators said Wakefield had been staying at an apartment that his sister Wendy rents near the station.

According to arrest documents, she told police her brother had called and said he was in trouble. He said he had stabbed a man and might have killed him.

Wakefield was traced to Baltimore. Investigators said he had a pocket knife.


Contact Martha Woodall at 215-854-2789 or martha.woodall@phillynews.com

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