Two men charged with stabbing a Pennsylvania woman and burning her alive have been ordered to stand trial.
Twenty-one-year-old Adam Lynch of Reading and 19-year-old Ryan Schannauer of Wyomissing waived their preliminary hearings Monday in Lancaster County Court.
Both are charged with homicide, arson, abuse of a corpse, kidnapping and conspiracy in the death of 23-year-old Ashley Kline of Robesonia, whose body was found by hikers last month in Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Clay Township.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, the men have varying stories of the incidents that followed. Schannauer told police the men lured Kline into their car with the intent of "roughing her up."
He said they told the woman they were going to see a movie.
Instead Schannauer and Kline had sex in the back seat of the car before getting into an argument, according to authorities. Schannauer claimed that Lynch began to assault Kline in the car before driving to the wildlife preserve as previously conspired.
Both men told police that the three got out of the vehicle. "A struggle ensued as the three of them moved towards the woods," police said in a statement. Kline, 23, was stabbed multiple times, doused with gasoline and set ablaze, said police.
Lynch said Schannauer stabbed Kline while Schannauer told police that Lynch stabbed the victim.
Both men told police that Schannauer dosed Lynch with gasoline. Schannauer claimed that Lynch lit her on fire while she was still alive.
Schannauer's attorney said a trial date hasn't been set.