Officers describe grisly crime scene as husband faces trial in wife's stabbing death

By Kyle Feldscher

Jean-Pierre Trias stabbed his wife with two different knives, leaving her bloodied, bruised and lifeless body in a bathroom, police investigators testified in court Tuesday.

Trias, 44, was ordered to trial on one charge of open murder, by 14A District Court Judge Richard Conlin. The decision came after nearly two hours of testimony at a preliminary exam, describing Katherine Porter’s death and laying out some of the evidence against Trias.

Pittsfield Township police Officer Shawn Vargo and Officer Aja Pattwell testified they arrived on Jan. 11 at the couple’s home in the 4700 block of Hickory Pointe Boulevard to check on Trias. Vargo said dispatchers told him Trias called his brother earlier that day and said he blacked out the night before, had injuries on his face and didn’t know if he hurt anyone.

Vargo and Pattwell went to the door and Trias answered, inviting them in. In seconds, the case went from a well-being check to a homicide investigation. Read more:

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