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.

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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.

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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.

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