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Published: Wednesday, 4/30/2003

Man accused of stabbing friend pleads not guilty

BOWLING GREEN — A local man pleaded not guilty in Wood County Common Pleas Court yesterday to charges of felonious assault and attempted murder for stabbing a friend numerous times last month.

Amos Abbe, 18, appeared before Judge Alan Mayberry, who ordered that Mr. Abbe remained in the Wood County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. A pretrial hearing was set for May 20, with a three-day jury trial scheduled to begin June 9.

Bowling Green police said Mr. Abbe allegedly stabbed Brian Lilly, 19, of North Olmsted, Ohio, in an argument over a woman.

Mr. Lilly was hospitalized after the attack.

Police discovered the assault after an injured Mr. Lilly wandered into a local restaurant just before 3 a.m. March 30.

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