W.Va. Man to Stand Trial in 1999 PA Slaying

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Pittsburgh (AP) -- A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife in 1999 in her suburban Pittsburgh home has been ordered to stand trial.

John Minch was arrested in April at his Cameron, W.Va., home.

Police say they didn't have enough evidence to charge the now-41-year-old man until investigators recently re-examined the death of 29-year-old Melissa Groot.

Her body was discovered the next day by her husband, David Groot, in their Bethel Park home.

A judge ruled Friday that Minch should be held for trial on homicide and burglary charges.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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