(Milan, Ind.) - There is a court appearance Monday for a Colerain Township woman accused in the murder of a Milan widow.
Allison Moore, 22, and two teenage boys allegedly tried to burglarize Nancy Hershman’s home on West Ellis Street in Milan on December 30, 2012. Hershman, 68, confronted the burglars and was allegedly shot dead by Moore.
Moore and the teens are each charged with Murder, Burglary, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. Although the case could be death penalty eligible, prosecutors in Ripley County have not yet indicated if they will seek the death penalty against Moore. Because they were juveniles at the time the crime was committed, the teens are not eligible for that punishment.
Moore has a pretrial hearing scheduled in Ripley Circuit Court Monday. Her trial was initially scheduled for June 17, however, it has been delayed.
One of the teenage suspects, 15-year-old Sean David Nichols, was bound over to adult court in March. A just has yet to determine if the other boy, a 16-year-old only identified as D.H., will also be tried as an adult or stay in juvenile court.
Investigators said that the gun used in the murder and random burglary of Hershman’s home had been illegally purchased by Nichols using his Christmas money just a couple days before the murder.
The trio had allegedly robbed another man in his Cross Plains home just hours before breaking into Hershman’s home.