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Tristan Stahlet

Tristan Stahlet kills girlfriend on hiking trail and confesses crime to his mother

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Tristan Stahlet, a 16-year-old from Philadelphia, murdered his 17-year-old girlfriend Juliane Siller and confessed the crime to his mother when he got back home.


Tristan and Juliane were walking along a hiking trail in a suburb of Philadelphia Saturday night. They began arguing when the teenager told Juliane that she was going out too much. The argument heated up and the young boy pulled out a knife and stabbed his girlfriend in the throat killing her.

Tristan then hid Juliane’s body in the woods and returned home where the boy’s mother noticed blood on his legs. She asked what had happened to him, and the 16-year-old confessed. Asked if he was joking, the boy said “no”. Authorities were contacted and Tristan waited for their arrival outside.

Brian Stahley, the boy’s father, went outside and saw his son with a knife to his neck threatening to take his own life. The father tackled Tristan and managed to remove the knife from his son’s hands. The police arrived a few minutes later, arrested Tristan and charged him with first degree murder, third degree murder and possession of a weapon, reports Gawker.

Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said: “This whole incident is just a tragic case…You have a young woman whose life was taken from her and a 16-year-old who faces potential life in prison for his actions.”

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