Former girlfriend of 2001 homicide victim to go to trial

Leah Waldhart faces 1st-degree intentional homicide in Curtis Wilesky's death
Former girlfriend of 2001 homicide victim to go to trial
Leah Waldhart

A Columbia County judge ruled there is enough evidence for a case against a woman suspected in a cold case death of her former boyfriend to go to trial.

Leah Waldhart, 38, was arrested in February for suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in relation to Curtis Wilesky’s death in 2001.

The state called detective Sgt. Daniel Garrigan to the stand in court Tuesday morning.

He testified that Waldhart’s former roommate told authorities about a conversation. In that conversation Waldhart allegedly revealed she killed a man named Curt.

“As they talked further she stated Ms. Waldhart told her that she wrote a note for Curt to meet him at a bridge, and her plan was to give him either enough cocaine to kill or something in his cocaine that would kill him,” Garrigan said.

Wylesky was found in a ditch off County Road Z outside Fall River on April 23, 2001. His truck was nearby. Investigators said he had been beaten to death, but the case went cold until July, when investigators announced a person of interest.

Authorities exhumed Wylesky’s body at the South Beaver Dam Cemetery Feb. 4 after new evidence was found in the killing.

Walkdhart and Wilesky were said to be dating around the time of his death and possibly in an abusive relationship.

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