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    PA - Ruth Shirey, 72, murdered in her Indiana home, 20 Feb 2015 *Arrest*

    http://www.country1063fm.com/news/Ch...spx?ID=2169876

    https://www.indianagazette.com/mobil...ough,50007608/

    Ruth Shirey was killed after being robbed and assaulted this morning in her Indiana, PA home. Todd Walters, her 36 year old son, is not being called a suspect at this time, however a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police believe he is not taking his psych meds. They also believe he stole guns and her car from the residence before fleeing.

    Police are also asking for help in locating a vehicle that may have been stolen from the residence, a gold or tan Ford Taurus... If you see this vehicle, please use extreme caution, do not approach the vehicle or the driver, Call 9-1-1 immediately.
    This is my first post here at Websleuths! Hope I'm posting in the right forum. Will update as more becomes available.
    Last edited by ashleypa; 02-20-2015 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Updated info

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    Welcome ashleypa and thanks for posting!

    This is so sad....apparently her son is the perp. The victim has been named in the updated article From your link:

    "Indiana Borough Police idenitifed a suspect as 36-year-old Todd Walters, Shirey's son, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to police, Shirey was found unconscious in her home and appeared to have been beaten just after 3 a.m. Friday morning. The victim was transported to the Indiana Regional Medical Center following the attack where she later died."

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    http://m.wjactv.com/article?id=14965...ion=&provider=

    Todd Walters was arrested near Altoona, PA.

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    Currently Awaiting Trial - Todd Walters for Homicide of Mother - 20 Feb 2015

    Todd Royce Walters, W/M/36, For Homicide of Mother, Ruth Shirey, W/F/72 - Indiana County

    Indiana Borough, and County are in South-Western, PA.

    Day 1

    Fri., Feb. 20th: We Are Central PA™: http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/...OE-58ffoU7dXyA :

    Includes Video

    Cause Of Death: Blunt Force Trauma

    Manner Of Death: Homicide

    Fri., Feb. 20th: WPXI-TV: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/...tsburgh/nkFmh/

    Your One-Click, Per Defendant, Source* Of Lower Court:

    ChargeS --- No Bail --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court


    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000081-2015*

    Felony-Grade Charges Include:

    18 § 2501 §§ A (F1) :: Criminal Homicide

    18 § 2702 §§ A1 (F1) :: Aggravated Assault

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    *Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail, since 2/20/15.

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.

    { A when-issued Upper Court Docket Number should resemble: CP-32-CR-0000____-2015 }


    Welcome to WebSleuths, AshleyPA.
    Last edited by Richrd; 02-20-2015 at 07:28 PM.

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    Son Deemed Incompetent for Matricide* Trial

    Todd Walters :: For Homicide of Mother* - 20 Feb 2015

    Todd Royce Walters, W/M/36, For Homicide of Mother*,

    Ruth Shirey, W/F/72 - Indiana County

    Indiana Borough, and County are in South-Western, PA.

    Fri., Aug. 14th: WHP-TV :

    http://www.local21news.com/template/...l#.Vc37CmeFNO1

    Lots More Information at Post # 4:


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...4#post11507354

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    https://www.indianagazette.com/news/...ying,50014309/

    Todd Walters, of Indiana, was ordered today to stand trial for the beating death of his mother, retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor Ruth Shirey, early last year in their Second Ward home...

    Todd Walters remains in Indiana County Jail without bond.

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    Case Advanced to Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Todd Royce Walters, W/M/36, For Matricide* of Ruth Shirey, W/F/72 - Indiana County

    Indiana Borough, and County are in South-Western, PA.


    Cause Of Death: Blunt Force Trauma

    Manner Of Death: Homicide

    Your One-Click Source Of Upper Court:

    ChargeS --- No Bail --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Verdict --- Sentencing -- Appeals -- Payments


    Upper Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000348-2016

    Charges:

    18 § 2501 §§ A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide

    18 § 2702 §§ A1 (F1) :: Aggravated Assault

    "Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail, since 2/20/15.


    *Matricide = The Murder of One's Mother

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    Walters unlikely to face trial

    https://www.indianagazette.com/news/...rial,26167600/

    A mentally ill Indiana man charged in the beating death of his mother has only a faint chance of becoming competent to assist in his defense and has been ordered to undergo treatment at Torrance State Hospital for up to one year in the hope that his condition might improve, an Indiana County judge ruled Friday.

    A forensic psychiatrist testified that Todd Royce Walters, 38, has severe paranoid schizophrenia and has believed for two years that his mother, Ruth Shirey, is still alive and taking part in a conspiracy against him.

    “He lacks the mental capacity at this time to proceed in this case,” psychiatrist Clarence Watson testified. “Mr. Walters’ prognosis for recovery is very poor.”

    President Judge William Martin declined to dismiss the criminal charges in the case but said he would consider defense attorney Leonard Ambrose’s request to divert Walters to a less secure mental health facility and civil, rather than criminal, commitment under the state’s Mental Health Procedures Act.

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    Evaluation Hearing Ordered for Todd Walters

    http://wdadradio.com/evaluation-hear...-todd-walters/

    On September 28th, Judge Martin ordered a review hearing of Walters’ involuntary treatment, scheduling it for March 9th of next year. He further ordered the Torrance psychiatric staff to examine Walters and provide the court and Walters’ attorney with a report, specifically on whether or not Walters believes his mother is deceased and whether or not he is competent to stand trial.



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