Homicide charges filed in boating deaths of girl and her mother


Police have charged 26-year-old Cody Binkley for a deadly boating accident on the Susquehanna River back in May. 

Authorities say on the night of May 7th,  3-year-old Madelyn Binkley, and her mother. 25-year-old Mary Bredbenner  died of accidental freshwater drowning, after their boat capsized on the Susquehanna River near the Dock Street Dam. 

According to court documents, Binkley is charges with 2 counts of Homicide by Vehicle While Operating a Watercraft Under the Influence, Involuntary Manslaughter, Endangering the Welfare of Children, and several other charges. 

Authorities say Binkley is not in custody, and there is a warrant for his arrest. 

The Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 10:30 a.m. regarding this investigation. 

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