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Monday, June 22, 2015
Cops: Suspect gives no motive in Bensalem fatal stabbing
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015
A 28-year-old Philadelphia man admitted to stabbing to death his girlfriend’s ex-husband Sunday in Bensalem, but he hasn’t said why he did it, according to police.
Tyrone Lester, who turns 29 on Wednesday, was arraigned Monday before District Judge Joseph Falcone and is charged with criminal homicide and possessing an instrument of crime. He was taken to Bucks County prison without bail.
Lester is accused of stabbing Miguel Feliciano, 23, of Philadelphia, in the neck multiple times in the parking lot of K Building of the Salem Crossing apartment complex in the 3500 block of Street Road shortly after 7 p.m.
Bensalem Lt. William McVey on Monday said that police do not believe anyone else was involved in the attack. Police are encouraging anyone who might have witnessed the stabbing to contact them.
Feliciano was at the apartment complex as part of a custody exchange with his former wife, who lives there with their child and her mother, police and neighbors said.
One neighbor, who did not give his name, said Feliciano and his ex-wife had been divorced three years and Feliciano was planning to remarry soon. Police could not confirm that information.
One witness told police he saw Lester get out of his black Jeep with a hunting-style knife in his hand and confront Feliciano in an “aggressive manner,” before repeatedly stabbing him, according to the police. The witness saw Feliciano losing “a large amount of blood” before stumbling away, the affidavit of probable cause states.
Minutes later, Lester was spotted driving on Street Road, where he was pulled over, police said. He was taken into custody with a large amount of blood on his clothing and skin, police added.
Police said Lester admitted using a black bayonette-style knife to stab Feliciano. Online court records do not show any other arrests for Lester in Pennsylvania.