Jury indicts Trappler on murder, burglary charges
SCHUYLER COUNTY—A Schuyler County Grand Jury indicted Alice Trappler on two counts of murder in the second degree and one count each of burglary in the first degree, burglary in the second degree, and conspiracy in the second degree, Tuesday, June 5.
According to the Schuyler County District Attorney, the indictment stems from the shooting and death of Daniel Bennett, 2965 Pearl St. Beaver Dams, on April 19, 2012. Trappler, 40, 270 Country Route 101 Addison, is scheduled to be arraigned in Schuyler County Court on June 14 at 2 p.m. According to the New York State Police, Trappler was originally charged with murder in the second degree.
Another person was previously arrested in the death. The police and Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathan Hand, 25, Corning, Monday, April 21, for murder in the second degree for his part in the homicide of Bennett. The report said Hand was arraigned in the town of Dix court and remanded to the Schulyer County Jail without bail.
Earlier on April 21, another person suspected of being involved in the murder was killed after jumping in front of a Pennsylvania train. The sheriff’s report said investigators followed leads for two days when Thomas Borden, 32, Corning, was discovered to possibly be involved in the homicide. Officials explained Borden was Hand’s stepbrother.
Investigator Matt Maloney said information about Borden’s whereabouts led them to Pennsylvania. The report said that on April 21 at 8 a.m. Borden led the police in a vehicle pursuit down Route 309, near Jenkintown, Pa. Borden eventually fled his vehicle on foot and around 10:30 a.m. was spotted in Jenkintown by authorities.
Maloney said police approached Borden and started to question him when he fled. The report explained the chase ended when Borden jumped in front of a SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) commuter train. Borden was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.