Police capture suspect in fatal Bensalem stabbing 

William Table, 45, was arrested in Philadelphia after involvement in a second, nonfatal, stabbing.

Andrew Kramer
July 10, 2018 - 11:19 am
William Table is identified as a suspect in the killing of Teresa Priestley.

Bensalem Police Department


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The suspect in the death of 43-year-old Teresa Priestly on Monday morning in Bensalem is now in custody. 

Priestly's body was found moments after authorities say she called 911, saying her ex-boyfriend was trying to kill her. She was in her car and had been stabbed multiple times just before 7 a.m. near Hulmeville Road and Brookwood Drive.  

Police arrested 45-year-old William Table in Philadelphia on Monday night about 12 hours later. 

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Before he was taken into custody, though, Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran said Table was involved in a second stabbing, in Philadelphia.

"I'm told the stabbing happened in a homeless camp in the 24th district," Harran said.

This one was not fatal. The victim is believed to be a homeless person. 

Table is charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping, and possession of an instrument of crime in Priestley's death. Harran said Table took Priestley by surprise as she was on her way to work. 

"You stop trying to make rhyme or reason," Harran said. "Some woman is doing nothing but trying to go to her job, works hard, supports her two children, gets into her car and gets killed. There's no explanation for that, just madness."