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.