Trappler Murder Case
Alice Trappler, the alleged mastermind behind the plot to have the father of her child killed, appeared in court today.
June 14, 2012
Schuyler County (WENY) - Alice Trappler, the alleged mastermind behind the
plot to have the father of her child killed, appeared in court today. She
faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges. Alice Trappler
is in jail without bail, but her lawyers are trying to change that. Schuyler
County Judge Dennis Morris gave Trappler's lawyers another week to come up
with compelling arguments as to why the the woman accused of conspiring to
kill Daniel Bennett while he slept deserves a chance to be free while
waiting for trial. Trappler is charged with two counts of second degree
murder, 1 count of first degree burglary, 1 count of second degree burglary
and one count of conspiracy.
Trappler's defense attorney Matt Gagliardo argued his client is not a flight
risk. Schulyer County District Attorney Joe Fazzary disagrees. He says
Trappler has no job or home in the area and no real ties to the county.
Fazzary also stated that he has at least one witness who claims Trappler has
said she is ready and willing to go on the run. The District Attorney
suggested, if Judge Morris sets bail, it should be a $1,000,000.
"I believe that she's a risk to flee and I believed that from day one and I've
held strong on that position," says Fazzary. "So far the court has gone a
long with that but now court has given the defense attorney another chance
to apply for bail so we'll see what happens."
"Well I think its interesting no one here is alleging Ms. Trappler pulled
the trigger and killed Daniel Bennett," says Gagliardo. "No one is alleging
upon my information that she was even there when when Dan Bennett was killed
I think that's a mitigating factor that she should be entitled to some
Trappler pled not guilty to all charges today. A bail hearing is set for a week from today. The preliminary hearing is set
for august 16th.