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Lawrence County couple charged in alleged murder plot

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

A man and woman are in the Lawrence County Jail accused of a plotting to rob and murder a New Castle woman.

State Police say 26-year-old Shawn Douglas Pounds of New Castle lured a 32-year-old New Castle woman into his car on Sunday.

Also in that car was Pounds' girlfriend, Patricia Yhelka, 34, of Pulaski, according to police.

Police say that when an argument broke out in the car at Ambrosia and Baird Roads in Mahoning Township, the victim was stabbed several times in the neck and hand.

According to the report, Pounds had intended all along to rob and kill the victim, who was taken to UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment of serious wounds.

Pounds is jailed on $100,000 bond on charges including attempted robbery and attempted homicide.

Yhelka is charged with conspiracy to commit homicide and assault. Her bond is set at $75,000.

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