(Milan, Ind.) – A teenager accused in connection with a Milan widow’s murder is scheduled to appear in court this week.
Nancy Hershman, 68, was a homicide victim in her own home on West Ellis Street on December 30. Indiana State Police investigators say three people from Colerain Township, Ohio forced their way into Hershman’s that night and shot her before fleeing.
An adult suspect, 22-year-old Allison Moore, allegedly pulled the trigger, taking Hershman’s life. She was accompanied during the botched burglary by two male juveniles, according to investigators.
Moore remains in the Ripley County Jail awaiting trial on charges of Murder, Burglary of a Dwelling, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.
Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel is trying to have the two teens waived to adult court, where they could face similar charges. A hearing for one of the juveniles, age 15, will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m. in Ripley Circuit Court to determine if he will be tried as an adult.
A similar petition is being sought against the second juvenile, age 16. His adult court waiver hearing is scheduled for April 16.
The prosecutor’s office said that due to the severity of the charges, the hearing will be open to the public and does not contain the confidentiality restrictions as some juvenile matters.