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Beggar charged with attempted murder for gas station stabbing

2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago March 29, 2017 Mar 29, 2017 Wednesday, March 29 2017 March 29, 2017 3:48 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE - A beggar has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after he stabbed a man at a College Drive gas station Sunday.

Authorities arrested 53-year-old Aron Becnel over the weekend after he reportedly stabbed another man at a Circle K gas station. Witnesses say Becnel was asking for money before he stabbed the victim around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Becnel was initially charged with second-degree battery for the attack and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. He was formally charged with attempted second-degree murder Wednesday afternoon.

Becnel remains in jail on a $27,500 bond.

The victim is still in the hospital.

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