UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A judge says he will decide later on a motion to dismiss the case against a man charged in a homicide that western Pennsylvania authorities say stemmed from a love triangle.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that the Fayette County judge will also rule later on motions to bar prosecutors from using statements by 58-year-old Wiley Gambrel and move the trial due to publicity.

The Uniontown man is charged in the July slaying of 45-year-old James Plance. Investigators say the victim’s girlfriend said the suspect told her he wanted a relationship with her.

A state trooper testified Tuesday that Gambrel initially asked for a lawyer, but later was read his rights and signed a waiver after saying he wanted to tell his side if he was going to be charged.

Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/

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