LAWRENCE COUNTY (KDKA) — A man accused of stabbing and killing an 8-year-old boy in Lawrence County will stand trial.

Keith Burley is accused of stabbing Mark “Markie” Mason following an alleged altercation with the boy’s mother in June.

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Burley allegedly took off in the woman’s vehicle with the victim and his little brother still inside.

He took them to a home in Union Township where Mason was stabbed. Three other children were in the house at the time. The victim’s little brother ran for help.

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Burley was captured in Youngstown, Ohio, and extradicted back to Pennsylvania.


Burley faces charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats and more.

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Burley already spent 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder charges in a separate case.