BATH, N.Y. (WENY) — Wendy Bonilla was back in the Steuben County courthouse today, where she pleaded not guilty to attempted bribery of a witness and conspiracy. As a part of today’s arraignment, Bonilla was also issued orders of protection against all three Lloyd Neurauter’s daughters, including Karrie, who pleaded pleaded guilty to murder last month.
Bonilla, who lives in California, was extradited to New York for the arraignment. It’s alleged that Lloyd Neurauter and his sister, Bonilla, tried to bribe a witness in the case against him. Lloyd Neurauter is being accused of killing his ex-wife, Michelle, back in August in her Corning home and making it look like a suicide.According to Steuben County District Attorney, Brooks Baker, he believes Bonilla and Neurauter tried to bribe Karrie Neurauter.
"The allegation here is that she and her brother, Lloyd Neurauter, attempted to get together and influence the testimony of Karrie Neurauter," said Steuben County District Attorney, Brooks Baker. "The bribery was giving her access to a free lawyer. Not free but an expensive lawyer they were going to pay for, trying to get her to change her testimony and her plea in the murder case to benefit Lloyd."
Neurauter faces a slew of charges, including first degree murder. Both Neurauter and Bonilla have been charged with attempted bribery of a witness and conspiracy. Baker says since Bonilla has no prior arrest history, they have decided to release her on her on recognizance. She’s expected to be back in court in late July.