Man convicted of stabbing former coworker, running him over with car in Bensalem

Prosecutors called the attack on 54-year-old Michael Pickens ‘unrelenting’ and ‘personal’
Dominique Harris
Dominique Harris Photo credit Bucks County District Attorney's Office

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 31-year-old Philadelphia man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the brutal stabbing of his former coworker at a Bensalem Wendy’s.

It took the Bucks County jury about two hours to come back with a guilty verdict against 31-year-old Dominique Harris for the stabbing death of 54-year-old Michael Pickens.

Harris was fired from the Wendy’s in Bensalem after he got in a fight with Pickens. About two months later, Harris waited outside the fast-food restaurant, and when Pickens took out the trash in the early morning hours of March 30, 2022, Harris pounced.

Pickens tried to run, but Harris caught him in a neighboring parking lot and stabbed him 46 times.

Prosecutors called the attack “unrelenting” and “personal.”

It was caught on video and lasted several minutes. Harris left Pickens bleeding in the parking lot for about eight minutes but then returned in his car and ran Pickens over twice. Harris then put Pickens in the back seat of his car and dumped his body about 2 miles away, near the Cornwells Heights train station parking lot.

Sentencing will be at a later date. First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Bucks County District Attorney's Office