2010-07-29 / Local & State

Love-Triangle Slaying Suspects To Stand Trial

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Two people from suburban Philadelphia will go on trial for what authorities call a love triangle slaying.

Prosecutors in Chester County allege that 34-yearold Morgan Marie Mengel conspired with 21-year-old Stephen Shappell to kill her 33-year-old husband, Kevin Mengel Jr., on June 17.

Investigators say Morgan Mengel wanted her husband dead because she did not want to go through a messy divorce.

Authorities say she and Shappell were romantically involved.

Police said the pair plotted first tried to poison Kevin Mengel’s iced tea at his West Goshen landscaping office. They say then Shappell beat Mengel, his boss, with a shovel before burying his body in a field.

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