A Philadelphia teenager killed his girlfriend along a suburban Philadelphia hiking trail when they were breaking up and later tried to end his own life.
A breakup turned unexpectedly tragic when a Philadelphia teen ended his girlfriend’s life and later also tried to kill himself. The incident took place on Saturday night along a suburban Philadelphia hiking trail, where the teenage couple had gone to have a talk about the problems in their relationship.
According to the details provided, the Pennsylvania State Police Department reported that Julianne Siller, 17, was killed on Saturday night by her 16-year-old boyfriend, Tristan Stahley, during a breakup. The couple left the Stahley’s Skippack Township, Pa., home around 8:30 p.m. and went for Palmer Park along Creamery Road in Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pa.
The couple was walking along a nearby trail when they got into an argument over Siller “going out too much.” The argument got a little heated and Siller smashed Stahley’s cellphone, a move that infuriated the boyfriend. Stahley then pulled out an orange-colored folding knife from his pocket and stabbed his girlfriend in the throat and body.
Stahley then dragged her body off the trail and into the woods to cover his tracks and conceal the murder. When Stahley got home, he was crying and appeared very nervous to his mother, Heather Stahley. She also noticed blood and dirt on his legs, so she asked him point blank what the matter was. Stahley asked his mother to go out for a walk with him and over there he told her what had happened and also said that he would kill himself because he did not want to go to the police. Stahley then started crying hysterically and confessed that this was a grave mistake.
The mother and son then returned home at 9 p.m. and she alerted the authorities. Meanwhile, when the father of the teen, Brian Stahley, went outside, he saw his son trying to slit his throat with a knife. Brian Stahley immediately jumped to stop his son from killing himself and the two engaged in a fight. Eventually the police came to the scene and arrested the teen.
The police discovered Siller’s body in the bushes along the trail. Stahley is being held without bail and is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder and possession of a weapon.