Change Of Venue Denied for Murder Suspect
By Mike Perleberg
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
(Milan, Ind.) – The trial for a woman accused of murdering Milan-resident Nancy Hershman almost one year ago will remain in Ripley County.
Allison Moore, 23, of Colerain township, Ohio, was accompanied by two teen boys in burglarizing Hershman’s home on December 30, 2012. Moore allegedly fatally shot the 68-year-old widow during the break-in.
Moore’s defense attorney had motioned for a change of venue for her trial. The judge in Ripley Circuit Court denied that motion December 17, keeping the case here.
“This matter was litigated and subsequently briefed by both parties,” said Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel. “Following that the court issued its ruling. In addition to that the defense filed a Motion for Test Jury which was also denied on the same day.”
Moore’s trial on charges of Murder, Burglary, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary is still on pace for March 31, 2014, Hertel said. Meanwhile, the two teenagers accused in the same break-in have seen their cases moved to adult court in Ripley County.