Southeastern PA

Michael Hinton to stand trial in killing of Victor Enrique Bonilla Baez in Pottstown

Hinton's cousin, Maurice Andrews Jr., also charged with murder

READING, Pa. - A suspect wounded in a shooting that killed a Pottstown man earlier this year will stand trial on murder charges.

Michael Hinton waived his right to a preliminary hearing before a district judge in Montgomery County on Friday.

Hinton is charged with first, second and third degree murder in the killing of Victor Enrique Bonilla Baez outside a bar in the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue on March 22.

Hinton was accidentally shot in the leg by one of the bullets, which police said was fired by his cousin, Maurice Andrews Jr.

Andrews is also charged with first, second and third degree murder. He's due in court for his preliminary hearing on May 31.

The day before the killing, investigators said Andrews tried to kidnap one of Baez's family members. When that failed, police said Andrews called up his cousin to plan the homicide.

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