Fifteen people are under arrest in Montgomery County for running a synthetic drug and drug paraphernalia network throughout the Philadelphia area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police in Souderton, Pa. were questioning a suspect in the murder of a nine-year-old girl whose body was found wrapped in a cloth, in a dumpster, after her parents reported her missing.