Mother: "person I thought I knew would never do this to my daughter"

By WKTV News

SHERRILL, N.Y. (WKTV) - The man accused of stabbing a six year old girl to death last week in the City of Sherrill has now officially been charged with second-degree murder.

According to Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, David L. Trebilcock, 30, was officially charged Monday in City of Sherrill court in connection to the death of six year old Lauren Belius which occurred on July 19.

Wearing a bullet-proof vest, Trebilcock was escorted into City of Sherrill Court where he was charged with second-degree murder - a charge which means he caused the death of someone with the intent to do so.

On Monday, the judge asked Trebilcock if his attorney was present, to which Trebilcock responded "i've only met my attorney once." That attorney is Pat Marthage who will be representing him during his proceedings.

Alison Belius, 36, was awakened Tuesday morning, July 19, around 8:30 a.m. by one of her daughters screaming, State Police said last week.

Belius ran to the daughter's bedroom, only to find the door barricaded with a dresser. Forcing her way through the barricade and into the room, Belius found her boyfriend - David Trebilcock - stabbing six year old Lauren Belius, police said.

At his arraignment on Monday, authorities said that weapon was a 9 inch kitchen knife with a 5 inch blade.

In that room the morning of July 19 with Lauren was one of Belius' other children, also six years old.

That child and a 9 year old sibling ran out of the home and to a neighbor's house. That neighbor then called 911 and authorities raced to the scene. Six year-old Lauren was transported to Oneida Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to police, Trebilcock was hurt during the incident, both from stab wounds they believe he inflicted upon himself, as well as wounds sustained when mother Alison Belius is believed to have fought him upon entering the room.

He was taken away from the scene in an ambulance and brought to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica where he remained under constant watch by authorities until he was well enough to be taken out of the hospital and charged.

Police say there is no history of any mental health issues that could have predicted Trebilcock's behavior.

While Allison Belius missed the actual arraignment, she did arrive to Sherrill City Court shortly afterward, saying she wanted to come down in case anything was new with the case.

When asked why anybody would want to do this to a child, especially someone she considered her boyfriend, Allison Belius said she feels Trebilcock just wasn't the man she thought she knew.

"I thought I knew him before and obviously I didn't," she said Monday. "Two years wasn't enough to get to know somebody very well, I guess. I never saw it coming. I don't know what kind of person he is. The person I thought I knew would never do this to my daughter."

When the topic of setting bail came up at Monday's arraignment, Trebilcock spoke up and told the judge "I don't want any bail." He then asked the judge if he could be placed in solitary confinement at the Oneida County Correctional Facility.

A fund for Allison Belius and her children has been established at Alliance Banks. Anyone can drop off or mail in a donation to the family at any Alliance Bank in New York state. Checks can be made payable to the 'Belius Family Fund'

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