Father charged with killing baby girl appears in court

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TOWN OF TIOGA (WBNG) — The latest on court proceedings for Cody Franciscovich.

1:10 p.m.

A felony complaint filed in Town of Tioga Court alleges that 25-year-old Cody Franciscovich raped his infant daughter before killing her in St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Sunday.

“On the aforementioned date and place, the abovementioned defendant did knowingly and intentionally commit the crime of Murder in the First Degree when in the immediate flight thereafter of committing the crimes of rape in the first degree and criminal sex act in the first degree he killed his eight month old daughter,” the court document states.

A felony hearing has been scheduled for Friday.

10:59 a.m.

A Tioga County man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his infant daughter has pleaded not guilty.

Cody Franciscovich, 25, answered to the charge in Town of Tioga Court Wednesday morning.

State police say troopers responding to a 911 call reporting eight-month-old Ruby Franciscovich missing Sunday morning found her father naked near the Deep Well motel, where the family had been living for several weeks.

Troopers say Franciscovich directed them to a pond where the baby was found. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Franciscovich remains at Tioga County Jail without bail.

WBNG Staff

WBNG Staff

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