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Sister testified Dale Wakefield hid bloody clothes in her closet

By Will Lewis, Reporter, WLewis@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 09 2013 05:00:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 09:15:46 AM CDT

Bucks County suspect held for murder of homeless man

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -

His sister told police where to find him, and now a Bucks County man is headed to trial on a first degree murder charge in the stabbing death of a 70-year-old homeless veteran.

Wendy Wakefield testified that the incident started after an older man asked her brother for money while Dale Wakefield was going home after a night of drinking.

She also testified her brother told her everything about the stabbing and where to find the bloody clothes he was wearing.

First on the stand was a patrol sergeant from the Doylestown Police Department, who testified that around 2 a.m. on July 3, he was called to Clinton Street in Doylestown Borough.

When the officer arrived, he said 70-year-old George Mohr was lying face down in the street with pools of blood around his head and body.

The scene is near the Doylestown train station, and police said there were bloody footprints leading away from the scene.

Then, Dale Wakefield's older sister, Wendy Wakefield, took the stand, telling the judge she spoke to her brother three times: twice on July 3 and once on July 4.

She testified that her brother told her "he was in trouble."

Then, during a call on July 4, Wendy Wakefield said her brother told her he had stabbed an older man, placed the bloody clothes in her closet and that he still had the knife in his possession at a hotel in Baltimore.

Defense attorney Laura Riba, from the public defender's office, asked Wendy Wakefield if the questions she asked her brother on July 4 were prompted by investigators.

The prosecution objected to the question, and the judge sustained the objection.

"The judge found that the commonwealth met its burden and that all charges were held over for trial," said Bucks County Assistant District Attorney Michelle Henry.

Attorneys for Wakefield had no comment when they left court, neither did Dale Wakefield's family.

George Mohr died a few days after the stabbing.

Dale Wakefield is scheduled to be back in court next month.