Shakeem Carter to stand trial in killing of Kevin Allen

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Published: Mar 21 2013 04:54:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2013 05:55:55 PM EDT
Kevin Allen - North Coventry homicide scene

A man accused of brutally killing a teenager in Chester County is heading to trial.

All charges against Shakeem Carter were held for trial Thursday.

Carter, 20, stabbed Kevin Allen more than 20 times inside a unit at the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry Township in mid-February, authorities said.

Carter also used two bottles of cooking oil to light the victim on fire and took $350, officials said.

Allen lived with his mother in Norristown but was visiting his father's apartment near Pottstown at the time he was killed, officials said.