PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Crystal Belle attended a preliminary hearing Friday on charges she brutally beat 19-year-old Kahil Parker to death inside her Jeannette apartment on June 11.
“The hearing lasted two hours, a normal hearing lasts maybe 10 minutes, so we had the chance to delve into a lot of evidence,” said defense attorney Blaine Jones.
Law enforcement and paramedics testified Parker was unresponsive as they arrived at the apartment. Entire portions of the young man’s skin were missing and blood-covered items strewn about the residence.
Also in the hearing, the murder victim’s family including Kahil Parker’s mother.
“We’re grieving for two families, it’s not just us, so I’m trying to consider that,” Candice Parker said.
She sat through what was, at times, graphic testimony about her child’s death.
Ross Guidotti: What’s justice for your son?
Candice Parker: I think it’s being served now, we found out what’s going on. We’re at a stage where we can see what really happened.
Crystal Belle is being held in the Westmoreland County Jail being held without bond. No trial date has been set.