Ind. Court Of Appeals Agrees To Consider Hershman Murder Statements
By Mike Perleberg
(Ripley County, Ind.) – The Indiana Court of Appeals has accepted transfer of a local murder case.
Allison Moore, 23, is accused of breaking into Nancy Hershman’s home in Milan early one morning in December of 2012. When Moore and two teenage boys – all from Colerain Township, Hamilton County – were confronted by the 68-year-old widow, Moore allegedly fatally shot her. The group then allegedly fled the home.
Last April just as the case was about to go to trial, Ripley Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul ruled that detectives questioning Moore days after the murder did not “scrupulously honor” her right to remain silent and did not read her Miranda Rights appropriately.
Ripley County Prosecutors and the Indiana Attorney General appealed the ruling in a May 2 filing. On June 3, the Indiana Court of Appeals agreed to consider the case.
No future hearings on the state’s appeal have been filed as of Thursday, according to an online chronological case summary.
If the appeal is unsuccessful, the statements Moore made to detectives during the questioning will not be permissible as evidence during her murder trial.