A Williamsport woman has been held for court docket for allegedly stabbing her ex-fiance and killing their 5-thirty day period-aged infant daughter, next a preliminary hearing Friday.
Just after the listening to, Corrie Cowlay-Saunders, 23, of 344 Adams St., was held for courtroom on costs of murder, endangering the welfare of youngsters, tried legal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering an additional person, possessing an instrument of criminal offense, burglary, legal trespass and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Cordell Faltz, who ended an engagement with Cowlay-Saunders last May, a thirty day period right before their little one was born, explained he was finding all set to go to mattress at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 when Cowlay-Saunders opened the doorway to his bed room — when she did not have keys to the house or his authorization to be there.
Immediately after primary her downstairs to get her to depart the household, Faltz realized his keys had been lacking. Cowlay-Saunders allegedly prompt looking below the empty baby crib upstairs, and as Faltz lay on his belly, he reported he did not suspect his ex-fiancee would stab him in the neck.
“I heard her, I felt her stage nearer,” Faltz stated. “I believed she was trying to assist seem for the keys.”
Cowlay-Saunders allegedly stole Faltz’s car following that, although Faltz stifled the bleeding and was capable to phone 911 from the front yard. Faltz explained the wound damage for a month, and that he had difficulty chatting for that time.
“She didn’t glimpse like herself,” Faltz explained.
Later on, Cowlay-Saunders allegedly crashed Faltz’s motor vehicle, and requested city patrolwoman Ericka Heath if there was a demise penalty in Pennsylvania.
“She was crying, kind of rambling and wasn’t producing a lot sense,” Heath testified. “She informed officers, ‘I killed my baby’ above and over.”
City patrol officer Gino Caschera explained at UPMC Susquehanna, Cowlay-Saunders was upset and crying.
“He deserves to die,” Cowlay-Saunders allegedly informed law enforcement and medical center personnel with no prompting. “He justifies it.”
The day in advance of, Cowlay-Saunders had an argument with one more ex-girlfriend of Faltz’s. In accordance to the ex-girlfriend, Cowlay-Saunders allegedly started hitting her in her car, while contacting Faltz a narcissist who could not be trustworthy.
At all around the very same time Cowlay-Saunders was introduced to the medical center, metropolis law enforcement responded to a welfare test at her Adams Road residence.
Ryan Mullins, who is a paramedic with the Susquehanna Regional EMS, discovered Faltz’s daughter lying in bed devoid of a pulse and not breathing.
A afterwards autopsy could not locate pure triggers of the infant’s dying, but the infant’s body did not display screen trauma indicating it was caused by a prison act.
As a outcome, the demise was labelled “undetermined,” which Cowlay-Saunders’ attorney argued meant it could not be regarded as a homicide.
District Judge Aaron Biichle rejected this centered on the fact the medical doctor who done the autopsy uncovered the circumstances relevant to the child’s dying suspicious in tandem with the lack of evidence she died of pure results in.
As a final result, the defense did not press for any charges to be dismissed in advance of the scenario moved to the Lycoming County Courtroom.
Cowlay-Saunders stays in the Lycoming County Jail for $50,000 bail until her formal arraignment in advance of Lycoming County Decide Marc Lovecchio Aug. 2.