• Jurors find man guilty of attempted homicide, other charges in South Side cyclist attack


    PITTSBURGH - A jury found a West Mifflin man guilty of attempted homicide and other charges Wednesday in the throat slashing attack of a South Side bicyclist.

    In a taped confession played in court Tuesday, Anthony Scholl, 23, told authorities that he felt "euphoric" after slashing the throat of the victim in the September 2012 attack.

    In the interview with authorities nearly two months after the slashing, Scholl said he became enraged following a traffic dispute with the cyclist and "was hearing loud voices in my head telling me to hurt him."

    Afterward, he said, he felt "like I was high or drunk or something."

    In addition to attempted homicide, Scholl was also convicted of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. 

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