PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Surveillance video was played for jurors Wednesday in the trial of a homeless man accused in a stabbing incident that seriously injured a teen girl inside the Target store in East Liberty in 2013.
The trial of 44-year-old Leon Raymond Walls, who is charged with attempted homicide and false imprisonment in the rampage, is winding down.
The case is expected to go to a six man, six women jury on Thursday.
On Wednesday, prosecutors showed the jury, and then later released to the media, dramatic and graphic video of Walls’ rampage inside the store.
In the video, Walls can be seen attempting to grab, and then holding 16-year-old Allison Meadows, who was in the checkout line when she was attacked with a knife.
Moments later, the video shows Walls being tackled from the side and from behind by several store employees. They subdued the suspect until police arrived on scene.
Meadows, who has since recovered from her wounds, was stabbed in the chest and in the arm.
Several other people inside the store were also stabbed.
A psychiatrist testified Wednesday that Walls showed symptoms of schizophrenia and paranoia.
The doctor testified Walls heard voices the day of the attack that were threatening his life.
Closing arguments in the case will be heard Thursday morning.