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

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  1. ashleypa

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    http://www.country1063fm.com/news/Channels/Story.aspx?ID=2169876

    https://www.indianagazette.com/mobi...nvestigate-womans-murder-in-borough,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.

    This is my first post here at Websleuths! Hope I'm posting in the right forum. Will update as more becomes available.
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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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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    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...murdering-mother/87826/9XeX5M4nOE-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/elderly-woman-beaten-death-invasion-pittsburgh/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/docketsheets/MDJReport.ashx?docketNumber=MJ-40201-CR-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.
     
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    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/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-32-CR-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/police-courts/walters-unlikely-to-face-trial,26167600/

     
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    Evaluation Hearing Ordered for Todd Walters

    http://wdadradio.com/evaluation-hearing-ordered-for-todd-walters/

     
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    Psychiatrists split on Walters' mental status

    https://www.indianagazette.com/news/psychiatrists-split-on-walters-mental-status/article_e9a4af92-db57-5f2a-b442-cf591a9c9eec.html

     
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    Judge rules Walters competent to stand trial

    Indiana County President Judge William Martin this week ruled that Walters has been shown competent to take part in his defense. Walters, 39, is accused in the slaying of Ruth Shirey, a retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor, on Feb. 20, 2015, in their home on Diamond Avenue.

    The judge filed the opinion Monday, more than two months after a series of psychiatrists disagreed over whether Walters could understand the accusations and the consequences he faces. He has sided with Neil Blumberg, an expert commissioned by the district attorney’s office to examine Walters, and Matthew Lang, a forensic psychiatrist on Walters’ treatment team at Torrance State Hospital, who said they found Walters capable of going to court.
     
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