Saturday, March 3, 2018



Appeals court upholds Stahli murder conviction


ALBANY – The murder conviction of Kenneth Stahli, who was convicted in Ulster County Court in May 2015 of killing two-year-old Mason DeCosmo, has been affirmed by the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court.
Stahli bludgeoned the child to death on August 5, 2014.

The investigation revealed Stahli was the toddler’s primary daytime care provider; he was the boyfriend of Mason’s mother. The child was discovered non-responsive by his aunt.

The investigation revealed Mason had suffered several blunt force traumas including more than 80 visible bruises, internal injuries to his brain, spine and eyes, and died as a result of internal bleeding, which was caused by a lacerated liver and pancreas.

Stahli was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. On appeal, he argued the verdict was against the weight of evidence and that the sentence was excessive.

The appeals court rejected each of Stahli’s arguments.


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