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Man accused of killing friend to stand trial on murder charges

Man accused of killing friend to stand trial on murder

OLEY TWP., Pa. - A man accused of shooting his friend to death during an argument last month will stand trial on murder charges.

At a preliminary hearing on Thursday, a district judge determined prosecutors have enough evidence against Robert Pfanders for the charge first degree murder and related offenses.

Pfanders, 25, of Boyertown, Berks Co., allegedly shot and killed his friend, Timothy Reber, outside the home of Reber's girlfriend on Beckers Road in Alsace Township on Feb. 10.

The two men had been arguing about a fight Reber, 31, also of Alsace Township, had with his girlfriend earlier in the evening, police said.

Pfanders, police said, pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and shot Reber, who died at the scene.
Pfanders surrendered to police a few hours later at his home in Boyertown.


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