UPDATED 1:59 PM PT — Wed. January 17, 2018
Murder charges have been filed in the case of a stabbing death of a Pennsylvania college student.
20-year-old Samuel Woodward has been charged with one count of felony murder.
Authorities say Woodward stabbed 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein to death, and then buried his body in a shallow grave in a neighborhood park in Lake Forrest, California back on January 2nd.
Investigators found DNA evidence linking Woodward to the murder.
The two were former high school classmates.
During questioning, Woodward said Bernstein kissed him on the lips, but authorities have yet to determine a motive for the crime.
If convicted, Woodward faces 26-years to life in prison.