Two women have been ordered to stand trial in an attack at a north Philadelphia gas station that critically injured a homeless man.
The Philadelphia Daily News reports that a Common Pleas judge on Friday ordered 23-year-old Shareena Joachim to trial on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy and related offenses.
Public defender Stephanie Fennell argued unsuccessfully for dismissal of the attempted murder charge.
Thirty-four-year-old Aleathea Gillard waived her preliminary hearing last month and was held for trial on all charges.
Four other people are charged in the April 7 attack on 51-year-old Robert Barnes, who remains in a coma.
Police said the beating happened after a boy reported a dispute with Barnes at the Olney station as both were trying to pump gas for spare change.