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Soldier kills his 14-year-old girlfriend’s mother for attempting to break up their relationship

By Mason White 10:23 AM March 19, 2015
Caleb Barnes 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man is behind bars after he killed a woman who wanted him to stop dating her underage daughter.

The 20-year-old man, who is a soldier, is accused of murdering the mother of his 14-year-old girlfriend and burying her in Pennsylvania.

Authorities said that the victim’s 14-year-old daughter helped him kill her mother and bury her body after she tried to stop their illicit relationship.

Caleb Barnes allegedly stabbed Cheryl Silvonek, 54, while she was in her car outside her home in Upper Macungie Township.

Silvonek tried to fend off the blows to the neck, as was apparent from her defensive wounds.

Once Silvonek was dead, Barnes and the girl reportedly jumped into another car and went to Walmart, where they bought alcohol, bleach and other cleaning products, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said.

Silvonek then drove the body to a nearby wooded area, where the two buried the woman.

Authorities found the bloody car after a neighbor reported seeing a lot of blood in the area.

Police traced the vehicle to the Silvonek residence. When they went to the house, they found Barnes and the 14-year-old girl as well as the victim’s husband, who was sleeping at the time.

Barnes is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and statutory sexual assault.

The girl was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. She is being held in the juvenile prison without bail. She will get psychological counseling while in prison.