TIOGA, N.Y. (AP/WETM) – UPDATE – Some disturbing new details late Wednesday around the Tioga County man accused of killing his baby girl.
Court documents reveal 25-year-old Cody Franciscovich allegedly raped his 8-month-old daughter Ruby before killing her in a cemetery in Owego, according to the New York Post.
Franciscovich was arraigned in county court Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge. He remains held without bail at the Tioga County Jail and is due back in court on Friday.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with killing his 8-month-old daughter, who was found in a Southern Tier pond.
State police say troopers responding to a 911 call reporting the baby missing Sunday morning found Cody Franciscovich naked near the Tioga County motel where the family had been living for several weeks. Troopers say Franciscovich directed them to a pond where the baby, Ruby Franciscovich, was floating face down.
The baby was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Franciscovich is in Tioga County Jail without bail, charged with first-degree murder. He’s due back in court on Wednesday. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer to comment.
Two other children, age 2 and 4, were turned over to another family member.