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Coroner: Road rage victim was stabbed over 20 times

Schuylkill County Coroner Dr. David G. Moylan III said George Marcincin, the homicide victim from Orwigsburg Monday, was “stabbed over 20 times.”

Moylan said those are the preliminary findings of Dr. Wayne Ross, who performed the autopsy at the Dauphin County Forensic Center at 7:15 a.m.

An exact number of stab wounds was not provided.

Schuylkill County deputy coroners Albert Barnes and John Mika attended the autopsy, Moylan said

“I’m awaiting the final report,” which could take weeks, he said.

Tamiir Ion Whitted, 29, of Pottsville, has been charged with first and third- degree murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, resisting arrest, possessing instrument of crime, an recklessly endangering another person.

He is in Schuylkill County Prison without bail because of the first-degree murder charge.

Police said Whitted stabbed Marcincin multiple times in an apparent road rage attack on Route 61 and north of Brick Hill Road Monday.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 22 in Magisterial District Judge James Ferrier’s office.

Schuylkill County District Attorney Michael O’Pake said it is “extremely premature to make that determination” when asked if he will seek the death penalty against Tamiir Ion Whitted.

Such a decision can be made at or before the time of arraignment, which is likely months off.

A GoFundMe account was set up for funeral and family expenses.

The original $5,000 GoFundMe goal has been reached.

A new $8,000 goal has been exceeded and funds donated amount to $9,320. Donations are still being accepted.

Lori Sweigart, Leesport, thanked those who donated so far. She said the love and generosity shown means a lot.