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69 News week in review

Published On: Feb 02 2013 12:38:39 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 03 2013 06:29:25 PM EST

Week in Review


On Tuesday, a Berks County teenager admitted he stabbed his classmate two weeks after the violent attack.

The 8th grader from Wilson Southern Middle School admitted to attempted homicide charges in juvenile court.

The victim and his parents were in the courtroom and asked why their son was targeted and how the stabbing happened in the first place.


The boy and his attorney chose not to comment.

The 14-year-old will be sentenced at a disposition hearing next month.

Teen admits to stabbing student in Berks County

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his plan for privatizing the state's wine and spirits stores.

Corbett proposed Pennsylvania join 48 other states in the country and get out of the business of selling wine and spirits.

His plan includes selling off the more than 600 wholesale and retail state owned stores.

He says it will raise one billion dollars for education.

Polls have showed people in the state favor privatization, but some worry about the jobs of those who work in the state stores.

Corbett says the private sellers will generate more jobs than the state stores do.

The plan must still be approved by the state legislature.

Gov. Corbett proposes privatization of liquor stores

Also on Wednesday, after several days of searching the body of a missing Lambertville, New Jersey woman came to a sad ending.

Officials discovered the body of Sarah Majoras, 39, in a canal just before 5pm Wednesday.

She went missing early Saturday morning while walking across the New Hope-Lambertville bridge.

Investigators said her death was a tragic accident.

Officials want anyone who saw or heard anything on the day Sarah went missing to contact authorities.

Death of Sarah Majoras a tragic accident

And on Friday a jury found Matthew Perkins guilty of third-degree murder, assault, and other charges.

Perkins was charged with killing two people at a party in Reading.

He was acquitted of first-degree murder.

Police said Perkins shot three people on Heckmans Court in 2011, when he was 17 years old.

One of the victims, Cesar Rivera died shorting after the shooting.  The second victim, Juan Perez Pimental, died months later.

Homicide suspect found guilty of murder

And that's your 69 News week in review.