So much for sentimentality. Dad BRYAN ASHLINE is currently on trial for the Father's Day murders of his 3-month-old son and the baby's mother. Daddy's attorney isn't even bothering to deny the charges--he's just claiming that Daddy was "emotionally disturbed." Yea, aren't they all.
Notice that Daddy has a history of domestic violence, and that Mom had successfully obtained an Order of Protection. Not that the piece of paper necessarily does much good against @$$holes like this guy....
911 calls heard in woman's slaying
Watervliet man charged in death of infant son, ex-girlfriend
9:22 PM, Oct. 24, 2011
Written by Staff Report
BATH -- Jurors on Monday heard 911 calls made by Trieste R. Clayton on the night she and her 3-month-old son, Xavier Ashline, were stabbed to death at her Bath apartment on Father's Day in 2010.
The baby's father, Bryan Ashline, is on trial in Steuben County Court in the slayings. He was charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder and one count each of aggravated criminal contempt and third-degree possession of a weapon.
During a 911 call at 10:44 p.m. June 20, Clayton was heard screaming "Give me my baby." Her words, and all 911 calls in Steuben County, begin recording the moment the final "1" is pressed.
During a call at 10:51 p.m., she said "9 Mountain View West right now." Clayton's screams and Xavier's cries were heard until 10:55 p.m. when the call went silent and the sound of tires on gravel was heard.
Police were dispatched and found the bodies of Clayton, 25, and her son in the kitchen of Clayton's home on Mount View Road West in Bath.
Clayton had been stabbed in the back and neck, and her infant son had been stabbed in the chest, according to a felony complaint filed when Ashline was arrested.
Ashline, from Watervliet, was found June 21, 2010, as he slept in his car at an Ostego County rest stop off Interstate 88. Police used OnStar, an on-board tracking system to locate his vehicle. Blood stains were found in his car and on his clothing.
Ashline's attorney, Thomas Stahr, told the court Monday that his client was involved in the killing but he was extremely emotionally disturbed at the time.
Steuben County District Attorney John Tunney is prosecuting the case.
Clayton's mother, Cyndi Watson, who was not in court Monday, is expected to testify about her concerns that Ashline was coming to see her daughter and grandson.
On June 20, Watson called her daughter to find out when Ashline was leaving. Her next and last contact from her daughter were the words "Mom, hurry."
Watson and her husband arrived at Clayton's home just as police did.
Clayton had an order of protection against Ashline. It was issued after Ashline's arrest on third-degree assault charges in a domestic violence incident in August 2009 in Watervliet.
The trial resumes at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.