Reading police seek former hoops star in stabbing

READING, Pa. (AP) — Police in Reading say they are searching for a former high school basketball star in a fatal stabbing.

Authorities say 19-year-old Anthony Clay-Rappaselli stabbed 33-year-old Robert Bell as he walked down the street around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Sgt. John Solecki says Bell was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later.

The Reading Eagle reports ( ) detectives now have an arrest warrant out for Clay-Rappaselli, a standout basketball player at Reading High School this past season. He faces charges of murder and related offenses.

Authorities say Bell was walking down the street when Clay-Rappaselli ran up and stabbed him once from behind. Investigators say Bell pushed Clay-Rappaselli away and fled, but was chased down and possibly stabbed again.


Information from: Reading Eagle,

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