Friday, July 30, 2010

Dad indicted for father's day murder of mom, infant son (Watervliet, New York)

Dad BRIAN ASHLINE has been indicted on 1st-degree murder charges in the stabbing deaths of his ex-girlfriend and their infant son.

Man accused of stabbing son, ex-girlfriend indicted on murder charges
By Jason Whong • • July 29, 2010, 7:10 pm

A man accused of stabbing to death his son and ex-girlfriend, the child's mother, was indicted on murder charges by a Steuben County grand jury.

The grand jury on Wednesday handed up a six-count indictment against Brian Ashline, 23, of Watervliet, N.Y.

The indictment charges two counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder, which are class A-1 felonies, and one count each of aggravated criminal contempt and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, which are class D felonies.

Ashline is scheduled to appear for arraignment on the charges at 11 a.m. Aug. 2 in Steuben County Court.

He is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Trieste R. Clayton, 25, and their son, Xavier Michael Ashline, on Father's Day.

The bodies of Clayton and Xavier Michael were found the night of June 20 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 is being held in Steuben County Jail without bail.