The Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin R Steele has just announced that Tristian Jones has been arrested for two counts of first degree murder of Ebony White 31, and her unborn child, which occurred in the victim’s Elkins Park residence, on February 19, 2018
As Glenside Local reported back in February, Cheltenham Township Police responded to 2029 B Mather Way in the Elkins Park section of Cheltenham Township for a reported argument. The victim’s 12 year old daughter made the 911 call from the bathroom of the residence. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim in the master bedroom where she had been stabbed multiple times.
Ebony White’s two children, ages 12 and 7, were in the apartment at the time of the stabbing, yet were not physically harmed. White was also 7 1/2 months pregnant at the time.
Video surveillance receipts show that Tristian Jones purchased a Imusa paring knife and cutting board from Burlington Coat Factory, hours prior to the murder. This knife was consistent with the stab wombs found on the victim, according to Forensic Pathologist, Khalil Wardak .
“Following a thorough investigation by the Cheltenham Police and Montgomery County Detectives, the evidence pointed to the defendant, who has disclosed that the unborn baby was his, and that the defendant’s wife did not know about the relationship with Ms. White,” said District Attorney, Steele. “Domestic violence and intimate partner violence like this senseless killing is all too often a hidden crime until it’s too late and police arrive to investigate a murder. This attack and murder of a mother and her unborn child happened while her two young children were in the apartment. They could hear their mother being attacked and stabbed to death. The older child very bravely did everything she could to help her mother and had the presence of mind amidst this horrible attack to lock herself in the bathroom to call 911.”
Bail is not available for Jones due to the first-degree murder charges. He was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., March 29, 2018, before Magisterial District Judge Christopher J. Cerski. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Alexandria MacMaster