CHARLEROI, Pa. (KDKA) – A Washington County couple accused of hiding their baby’s corpse in a bedroom wall face new charges, including homicide.
Kylie Wilt is in Washington County Jail while her husband Alan Hollis is behind bars at SCI Greene. The couple in this case now face 17 counts each. Washington County District Attorney Jason Walsh said there were many factors that led him to file a homicide complaint, including evidence, interviews and a forensic examination of the child’s body.
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Walsh said a forensic examination revealed baby Archer had broken ribs. On top of that, the text messages the couple exchanged show how angry they were when Archer cried, repeatedly calling him inappropriate names and saying things like “Dude, what’s the (expletive) his?” problem, I’m about to (swear) snap his neck. “
“I think the text messages speak for themselves,” Walsh said.
The prosecutor said last month that Wilt was released from prison saying she wanted to tell the truth.
“Miss Wilt contacted law enforcement and was questioned again, for which her subsequent interview more or less blamed the father,” Walsh said.
Wilt said Hollis was the one who cut the hole in the wall of their house on Lookout Avenue in Charleroi and closed it after the baby was placed inside. Detectives also questioned Hollis and said he admitted to doing so.
“They were getting social assistance with regard to food, medical care and things of that nature, although the investigation revealed that they were not seeking medical attention for the child, ”Walsh said.
KDKA contacted Hollis’ mother, Beth Hollis, who told KDKA’s Amy Wadas by phone that she had not spoken to her son for several years.
“I still love Kylie and Alan but I want justice for the baby,” she said.
“I fought every day wondering if I had been in his life, would the outcome be any different? Hollis added.
Wilt’s lawyer said his client had cooperated with the district attorney’s office and said she said at the start of the case that she did not know how her son died and that she did not was not present when he died.
She also said she would give truthful testimony to bring homicide charges against her husband. The lawyer also pointed out that Wilt maintains his innocence in this matter.
A woman who lived next door to the couple said she was planning a candlelight vigil for the child. It holds it on Friday at 7 p.m. at 1005 Upper Crest Avenue in Charleroi.