Twenty-four-year-old James Troutman of Souderton this morning entered a guilty plea in Montgomery County Court to a charge of first-degree murder in the death last spring of nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman.
The defense wants the charges tossed, claiming that prosecutors violated the attorney-client privilege when they seized private writings from James Troutman’s cell during a search last October.
A Montgomery County judge has ruled that jurors can hear the confession James Troutman allegedly made to police the morning after he allegedly killed nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman in the basement of an apartment complex in Souderton last year.
Defense attorney Craig Penglase believes his client, James Troutman, may have been under duress when he told police last May that he strangled nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman in the basement of their apartment complex in Souderton.
Prosecutors say defendant James Troutman will face the death penalty for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman.
A group of Montgomery County residents believe they’ve come up with a way to bring the community closer together in the wake of the tragic murder of nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman last week.
James Troutman, accused of raping and murdering 9-year-old Skyler Kauffman, had a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday May 19th. It has been postponed indefinitely.
One by one, neighbors dropped off donations to benefit the family of Skyler Kauffman, the 9-year-old girl found murdered last week.
Mayor John Reynolds says he’s heard from a number of people in the community over the last several days — many of them concerned, some of them afraid, and lots expressing support for the quick action by the police department to arrest alleged killer James Troutman.
A suburban Philadelphia mayor is defending the police response to a recent encounter between a young girl and the neighbor charged with killing her.
Commissioner Joe Hoeffel is calling for public disclosure of the initial police report from last month’s encounter between accused child killer James Troutman and his nine-year-old alleged victim, Skyler Kauffman.
An “Amber Alert” for nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman was put out about 3½ hours she was reported missing.
While family and friends wonder whether the suspect in Monday night’s murder of nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman should have been behind bars for an earlier incident that occurred with the girl, police are defending their actions.