Arrest made in Logan laundromat stabbing

August 26, 2010 12:46:49 PM PDT
A man with a violent criminal history has been charged with the stabbing deaths of two people in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Police on Thursday charged 51-year-old Siegfried Moore with killing two people a week apart in the city's Logan neighborhood.

Homicide Capt. James Clark says Moore fatally stabbed 19-year-old Devaughn Smith on August 4 and killed 53-year-old coin-operated laundry owner Huan Mo a week later. Clark says the motive in both slayings was robbery.

Police say Smith was able to turn the knife on Moore, inflicting a wound that forced the suspect to visit a hospital on August 16. Officers searched Moore's home and found bloodstained clothing and a bloody knife they say are linked to the attacks.

Moore is being held without bail. It is not clear if he has an attorney.


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