- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A man faces life in prison after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of his pregnant girlfriend in the lobby of a central Pennsylvania motel four years ago.

Thirty-two-year-old Wilkins Marte-Escano pleaded guilty Wednesday in York County Court to first- and third-degree murder.

Authorities said he stabbed 24-year-old Olga Vascones-Garcia in the chest in front of the couple’s 5-year-old daughter in the lobby of a motel in Manchester Township in March 2012. Prosecutors has been seeking the death penalty.

Authorities said Vascones-Garcia was 19 months pregnant and she and her baby boy died minutes apart after the pre-term child was delivered at a hospital. Court records indicate that he faces a life term in her death and an additional 20- to 40-year term in the unborn child’s death.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide