HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The man who killed his girlfriend by starting a fire with her mother’s newspaper obituary learned his fate on Friday.
Guilder used Coltrain’s mother’s newspaper obituary to ignite the flames.
“We all loved Ashley,” her aunt Ondrea Crandall said. “Ashley was perfect in our eyes. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to hurt her. She was a huge blessing to all of us.”
While recovering at the hospital from smoke inhalation, Guilder confessed to police.
It was all planned as a murder suicide, but he panicked and police found him standing on the porch roof while Coltrain lay dead inside.