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Homeless man found guilty of attempted homicide


CLEARFIELD – A 49-year-old homeless man could serve 20 to 40 years in state prison after being found guilty of attempted homicide, but mentally ill, by a Clearfield County jury.

The jury needed only about 20 minutes on Friday following two days of testimony to reach the verdict against Robert Bailor.

The charges against Bailor stem from an incident in August 2020 when he repeatedly stabbed a 76-year-old Hyde man in the neck and abdomen in an unprovoked attack. The victim survived after driving himself to Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital, and receiving follow-up emergency surgery at UPMC Altoona.

Testimony during the trial indicated that Bailor was delusional and displayed active signs of schizophrenia.

His sentencing will take place within 60 days.