Pa. man formally arraigned in girlfriend’s slaying

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been formally arraigned in northern Pennsylvania in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, whose body was found near deer carcasses in a park.

Twenty-two-year-old Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg is charged in Elk County with homicide, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the March 23 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway.

The Bradford Era ( ) says security was increased for Martin’s arraignment Friday, during which he pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A friend testified that the defendant told him he had killed Forsyth, who authorities said was strangled and then stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver as well as a kitchen knife. Her body was found in a garbage bag buried near several deer carcasses in a Ridgway Township park.


Information from: The Bradford Era,

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