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Tamaqua man to stand trial in stabbing death of wife

TAMAQUA, Pa. - A Schuylkill County man will stand trial for the brutal murder of his wife last month.

Robert Bailey was in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

Police say he admitted to them that he repeatedly stabbed his wife, Diane, on November 26th outside their home on Lafayette Street in Tamaqua.

Police say the two had been arguing and he attacked her before she left to stay with someone else for the night.

Bailey is being held on 1st-degree murder, aggravated assault and other charges.

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