WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — After more than an hour of testimony, a judge decided to hold all charges for a Washington County couple accused of hiding their baby’s remains in a bedroom wall.
Both Kylie Wilt and Alan Hollis sat near each other in the courtroom but didn’t appear to make eye contact with each other. KDKA crews saw both Wilt and Hollis walking in and out of the courthouse on Monday before and after their hearing.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: The Snow Has Arrived
Wilt didn’t say anything other than expressing her innocence, while Hollis said he loved his son Archer and expressed how beautiful he was.
“He’s beautiful,” Hollis said. “What do you mean tell you about him? I wish I could talk to you about him.”
“I’m innocent,” Wilt said.
Investigators were called to their Charleroi home last month to try and find the child. After further investigating, detectives found the baby’s remains inside of a bedroom wall in a crate.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
The district attorney said he believes the baby was five months to a year old when he died back in February. After a forensic exam, the DA said the archer suffered broken ribs.
The Washington County coroner testified during court today and said the cause and manner of death are pending as the autopsy hasn’t been completed yet.
The DA says he’s pleased with how things went in court today.
“Obviously, we are dealing with a deceased child,” said Jason Walsh, the Washington County District Attorney. “It’s sad we have to be there but it went as well as it could have gone. Just trying to get justice for that child.”
At the end of the hearing, both Wilt and Hollis’s attorneys asked the judge to dismiss the homicide charge, saying there wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the charge. The district attorney said that argument was “non-sensical.”MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Massive Winter Storm System Brings Snow To Pittsburgh Area
KDKA asked the district attorney if he will seek the death penalty in this case. He said he has time to make that decision before their formal arraignment, which is scheduled for the end of January.