Sunday, January 6, 2013

Three Arrested In "Random" Murder Of Elderly Woman

22-Year Old Alison Moore And Two Juveniles Arrested For Vicious Murder
Re-printed from a story at WCPO Channel 9 on January 6th 2013
Allison Moore Cincinnati MurderCINCINNATI, OH. - A Colerain Township woman and two juveniles are in police custody after being charged in connection with the murder of an Indiana woman.

On December 30th 2012, 68-year-old Nancy Hershman was found murdered in her own home in Milan. Hershman drove a school bus for Milan Community Schools for 25 years. She previously worked as an aid for the special education department at the schools.

Investigators with Indiana State Police along with assistance from the Colerain Township Police Department arrested 22-year-old Allison Moore (pictured) and two 16-year-old juveniles at their residences in Colerain Township on Saturday, January 5th 2012. Probable cause documentation revealed one of the juveniles was on probation in Ripley County and could have possibly known the elderly murder victim.

"Investigators determined this incident was a random act and the suspects were driving around and came to Indiana and decided to break into a home," stated Sgt. Noel Houze with Indiana State Police in a press release.

"Once inside they were apparently confronted by Mrs. Hershman and during the confrontation, Mrs. Hershman was shot and killed."

Why three armed individuals decided to murder a 68-year-old woman has not been explained by police. If this truly was a "random" burglary then why kill a helpless old woman who could never known these burglars had come to rob her from miles away in another state? What could have motivated a robbery and attack that ended in the Murder of a vulnerable, unarmed elderly woman?

Was this the one of the juvenile suspect's idea? If so: did this suspect get Cincinnati native Alison Moore involved in order to Murder an old woman in Indiana?

For now, Moore is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a preliminary charge of Murder. The two juveniles are at the Juvenile Detention Center in downtown Cincinnati and facing juvenile charges in connection with the Murder.

UPDATE 02/08/2013
According to investigators Alison Moore has confessed to the cold-blooded Murder of an elderly Indiana woman in her own home.

According to Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Hertel, Moore has confessed to the Murder of 68-year-old Nancy Hershman. He also has announced that Hershman was killed with an illegally purchased .40 caliber handgun.

UPDATE 01/28/2014
On of the three murderers, Sean David Nichols, 16, was escorted from the Ripley County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 28th after he was sentenced to 50 years for his role in the 2012 death of Nancy Hershman.

Remaining counts against the former Northwest High School freshman were dismissed in exchange for his testimony against his accomplices in their upcoming trials.

References:
WCPO Channel 9, One Adult And Two Juveniles Arrest For Murder Of Milan Woman
WKRC Channel 12, Police Arrest Three In Murder Of Milan Woman