PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The pregnant woman who is facing charges in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing.
During today’s proceedings, the defense asked for the charges against 23-year-old Ashley Wilson to be lessened from criminal homicide to voluntary manslaughter. The judge denied that request.
She will stand trial.
A Pittsburgh police detective with the homicide squad also testified during today’s hearing.
Wilson, who is seven months pregnant, is facing charges in the death of Marquis White, 22, at a Hill District apartment back on May 22.
Pittsburgh police say White suffered a stab wound to the chest during an argument. He later died from his injuries at a local hospital.
According to investigators, it all started when Wilson found a picture of a naked woman on White’s computer.
“I mind you that she immediately called 911; there was only one stab wound,” said Phil DiLucente, the defense attorney. “These two had been boyfriend and girlfriend for quite sometime.”
Wilson turned herself into police on June 8.
A formal arraignment for Wilson has been scheduled for July 19. Her lawyer plans to file paper work early next week to have her released on bail.