WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) – After more than an hour of testimony, a judge decided to withhold all charges for a Washington County couple accused of hiding their baby’s remains in a bedroom wall.
Kylie Wilt and Alan Hollis sat next to each other in the courtroom but did not appear to look each other in the eye.
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KDKA teams saw Wilt and Hollis enter and exit the courthouse today before and after their hearing.
Wilt said nothing other than to express his innocence, while Hollis said he loved his son Archer and expressed how handsome he was.
The couple face several charges, including a homicide in this case.
Investigators were called to their home in Charleroi last month to try to locate the child.
Upon further investigation, detectives found the baby’s remains inside a bedroom wall in a crate.
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The district attorney said he believed the baby was between five months and a year old when he died in February.
After a forensic examination, the prosecutor said the archer had broken ribs.
The Washington County coroner testified in court today and said the cause and mode of death were pending as the autopsy was not yet complete.
The prosecutor said he was satisfied with the way 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 had to be there, but it turned out as well as it could have. I’m just trying to get justice for this kid.
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At the end of the hearing, lawyers for Wilt and Hollis asked the judge to dismiss the homicide charge, saying there was insufficient evidence to support the charge.