An arrest has been made in the slaying of a pregnant Amish woman in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday and charged with the slaying of a pregnant Amish woman whose body was found last week.

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police arrested a man Saturday accused of murdering a pregnant Amish woman last week. 

Shawn C. Cranston, 52, of Corry, is charged with criminal homicide, criminal homicide of an unborn child, burglary and criminal trespass.

According to court documents obtained by NBC News, Cranston allegedly broke into the home of Rebekah A. Byler, 23, of Sparta Township last Monday and killed her by “shooting [her] in the head and/or slashing her throat.”

Police said she was found dead by a family member just before 12:30 p.m. They said her two children were also inside the home when her body was discovered.

Cranston was denied bail at a preliminary arraignment early Saturday morning due to the possibility of a life sentence, and is being held at the Crawford County jail.

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