Man ordered to trial in stabbing of Philadelphia councilman

A man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing of a Philadelphia city councilman that police allege occurred during an attempted robbery.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a municipal judge on Monday ordered 24-year-old Shawn Yarbray held for trial on charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Councilman David Oh said a man approached him May 31 outside his home, demanded his car keys, and stabbed him. He was hospitalized overnight.

The judge reduced Yarbray’s bail from $750,000 to $150,000 after defense attorney Samuel Stretton argued that Oh’s wounds were superficial and his client had no record and strong family support.

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Stretton said after the hearing that his client was at a different house with other people and will present alibi witnesses at trial.

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