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Rhode Island Man Ordered Held Without Bail on Murder Charges

Police have not released a motive in the killing but have said that it was not a random attack

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    A Rhode Island man has been ordered held without bail on charges he fatally stabbed a man whose body was found in a car outside a Providence restaurant.

    WPRI-TV reports 27-year-old Pablo Mendoza was arraigned Friday on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 44-year-old Harold Northrup. It's unclear whether Mendoza has retained a lawyer.

    Police say Northrup was found dead in a car outside a Chinese restaurant in the city's West End on Thursday morning. Police say Northrup had been stabbed in the chest and had a defensive wound on his hand.

    Mendoza was arrested Thursday.

    Police have not released a motive in the killing but have said that it was not a random attack.

    The slaying is the city's fifth homicide this year.

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