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Murder Charge Filed in Pottsville Homicide Case

Jared Rahim Abdul-Ali, 22, is charged with third-degree murder.

Police have arrested a man they say admits to killing a Pottsville woman about a week ago.

Jared Rahim Abdul-Ali, 22, was booked today with third-degree murder in connection with the death of 22-year-old Destiny Duckett, of Pottsville, back on Feb. 13 at the Market Square Apartments complex in the city.

Abdul-Ali also faces charges of aggravated assault, strangulation, and endangering the welfare of children, court records and media reports show.

WFMZ-TV reports that Abdul-Ali confessed to killing Duckett in interviews conducted by Pottsville Police while he was being held at Schuylkill County Prison.

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He was there after being picked up on another charge, violating a previous court order, on the same day he allegedly killed Duckett.

Abdul-Ali was committed to the county lockup and denied bail by District Magistrate James Reiley.

A preliminary hearing for Abdul-Ali is scheduled for March 3 in Pottsville, court records show.

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