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Alleged Allentown murderer faces trial

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 06 2013 04:05:06 PM CST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A 46-year-old man is facing a homicide trial for allegedly stabbing another man to death inside an Allentown apartment.

During a preliminary court hearing on Wednesday, a judge ruled Hector Gonzalez will face trial on one count of criminal homicide.

Authorities say Gonzalez stabbed and killed Ahiezer H. Padilla-Marrero at the Hamilton Square Apartments in September.

Gonzalez has a lengthy criminal history. According to court records, he's been arrested at least five times since 2000-- and has been convicted of simple assault and DUI.