Beggar charged with attempted murder for gas station stabbing
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Crews getting ready to dredge north side of False River
Hear from the heroes who pulled a woman from burning vehicle
Late-night crash knocks down railroad crossing signal on N. Acadian Thruway
Clinton mayor meets with state auditors to discuss failing water system
Intracoastal Bridge repairs causing headaches for commuters