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Jonathan Schaffer on trial in deadly stabbing of girlfriend, Lauren Wolstenholme, in Allentown

Published On: Feb 25 2014 05:03:04 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 25 2014 05:22:11 PM EST

A trial has begun for an Allentown man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A trial has begun for an Allentown man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death.

Jonathan Schaffer was in a Lehigh County courtroom Tuesday.

In 2012, police said Schaffer stabbed Lauren Wolstenholme to death inside their apartment on South 18th Street.

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Schaffer claims it was self-defense and that Wolstenholme came at him with a knife.