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David Howard heading to trial in deadly beating

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Bethlehem man is heading to trial to face charges in a deadly beating.

A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday for David Howard. All of the charges against him, including homicide and aggravated assault, were held for court.

Police say Howard punched Roman Bentley, 53, in the head during a fight at Freddie's Bar on East Hamilton Street in Allentown last February.

Bentley later died from his injuries at the hospital.

Officials say Howard was on the run for several months. He was arrested in December of 2013.


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