Alice Trappler, a Steuben County woman who was convicted for a conspiracy to murder her ex-boyfriend, had her appeal denied by an Appellate court.
Trappler was found guilty on July 25, 2013 of murder in the second degree (two counts), burglary in the first degree, burglary in the second degree and conspiracy in the second degree.
Trappler claimed that she had insufficient council and that the Schuyler County Court “erred in
allowing Hand to testify as to statements made by Borden on the evening of April 19, 2012.”
On November 2, 2011, Trappler gave birth to a child fathered by her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Bennett Trappler was opposed to the victim having any contact with the child and so confided in her ex-husband, Thomas Borden. On the evening of April 19, 2012, Borden and his stepbrother, Nathan Hand, went to the victim’s residence, where Borden entered the home and fatally shot the victim using a 12-gauge shotgun.
Two days later, while being pursued by police in Pennsylvania, Borden jumped in front of a commuter train and was killed. After being taken in for questioning, Hand admitted that he was with Borden and aided him in killing the victim.